Effect van een kruidenextract op berengeur, agressief en seksueel gedrag bij biologische varkens

Herman Vermeer, Annemarie Mens, Iris Seesink, Klaas Blanken, Oluwapelumi Adameji, Pieter Bos, Herman Bisschop

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Abstract

An experiment with 273 entire males was conducted on an organic pig farm. Half of these males received a herbal extract in the drinking water to reduce mounting behaviour and boar taint. The herbal extract did not affect sexual behaviour and boar taint. Only two carcasses (0,7%) had a typical boar taint. However a complete change towards non castration for organic pigs is not yet applicable partly because of international trade difficulties. A follow up study will be prepared
Original languageDutch
Place of PublicationWageningen
PublisherWageningen Livestock Research
Number of pages20
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017

Publication series

NameWageningen Livestock Research rapport
No.1011
ISSN (Print)1570-8616

Keywords

  • pig farming
  • animal behaviour
  • organic farming
  • boars
  • boar taint
  • herbal drugs
  • animal welfare

Cite this

Vermeer, H., Mens, A., Seesink, I., Blanken, K., Adameji, O., Bos, P., & Bisschop, H. (2017). Effect van een kruidenextract op berengeur, agressief en seksueel gedrag bij biologische varkens. (Wageningen Livestock Research rapport; No. 1011). Wageningen: Wageningen Livestock Research. https://doi.org/10.18174/407607