Influence of individual predisposition, maternal experience and lactation environment on the responses of pigs to weaning at two different ages

Niamh O'Connell, V.E. Beattie, Ian Sneddon, K. Breuer, J.T. Mercer, K.A. Rance, M.E.M. Sutcliffe, S.A. Edwards

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Abstract

This study assessed the effect of predisposition to perform harmful social behaviour, maternal rearing environment, and lactation environment on the responses of pigs to weaning at 3 or 5 weeks of age. Predisposed and non-predisposed gilts were selected as dams for this study at 7 weeks of age. Selection was based on behaviour in a
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)219-232
Number of pages14
JournalApplied Animal Behaviour Science
Volume90
Issue number3-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Animal Science and Zoology
  • veterinary(all)

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