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Effects of housing conditions during farrowing and nursing of sows on growth and behaviour of piglets before and after weaning



Effects of housing conditions during farrowing and nursing of sows on growth and behaviour of piglets before and after weaning



Archiv fur Tierzucht 43(Special): 196-202



Sows were kept in a group before farrowing and were allowed to farrow and to nurse their piglets either in individual farrowing systems (IFS) (69 animals) or in group farrowing system (GFS) (29 animals). Under both systems a nursing period lasted 35 days. GFS-piglets grew faster before and after weaning compared with IFS piglets.

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