Influence of environmental enrichment on welfare-related behavioural and physiological parameters in growing pigs

V.E. Beattie, Niamh O'Connell, D.J. Kilpatrick, B.W. Moss

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Abstract

Three hundred and twenty pigs were reared from birth to slaughter at 21 weeks in either barren or enriched environments. The barren environments were defined as intensive housing (slatted floors and minimum recommended space allowances) and the enriched environments incorporated extra space including an area which contained peat and straw in a rack. Behavioural observations showed that environmental enrichment reduced time spent inactive and rime spent involved in harmful social and aggressive behaviour (P
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)443-450
Number of pages8
JournalAnimal Science
Volume70
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Animal Science and Zoology

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