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Effect of enriched pens on weaner welfare

Effect of enriched pens on weaner welfare

Annals of Animal Science (Supplement 1): 159-162

Housing pigs in open houses with resting boxes is one of the newest technologies. The aim of the present research was to determine the effect of resting boxes on microclimatic conditions, behaviour and weight gains of weaners housed in an unheated house in the autumn-winter season. 320 Polish Landrace weaners at initial and final body weights of 16.5 and 33.2 kg, housed in pens of 20 animals, were investigated. The experimental pen was enriched with a resting box.

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