Op weg naar succesvol beren houden = Towards successfully keeping boars

C.M.C. van der Peet-Schwering, G.P. Binnendijk, H.M. Vermeer, P.F.G. Vereijken, P.J.A.M. Classens, R.G.J.A. Verheijen

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Abstract

This study determined the success and risk factors for mounting and aggressive behaviour in boars and for boar taint prevalence. It is possible to keep boars successfully. The risk on sexual and aggressive behaviour is low when everything is optimal for the boars. When the farm conditions regarding feeding and drinking water, housing and climate, health of the pigs and/or management are not optimal, there is a risk that increased levels of sexual and aggressive behaviour and skin lesions will occur.
Original languageDutch
Place of PublicationLelystad
PublisherWageningen UR Livestock Research
Number of pages44
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Publication series

NameRapport / Wageningen UR Livestock Research
PublisherWageningen UR Livestock Research
No.733
ISSN (Print)1570-8616

Keywords

  • pig farming
  • boars
  • boar taint
  • animal behaviour
  • aggressive behaviour
  • animal welfare
  • meat animals
  • pig housing
  • sexual behaviour

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van der Peet-Schwering, C. M. C., Binnendijk, G. P., Vermeer, H. M., Vereijken, P. F. G., Classens, P. J. A. M., & Verheijen, R. G. J. A. (2013). Op weg naar succesvol beren houden = Towards successfully keeping boars. (Rapport / Wageningen UR Livestock Research; No. 733). Lelystad: Wageningen UR Livestock Research.