Reducing sexual behaviour and aggression in male pigs

H.M. Vermeer, H.W.J. Houwers, N.C.P.M.M. Dirx-Kuijken, C.M.C. van der Peet-Schwering

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The Dutch pig sector moves towards non castration in male piglets. This does not only require a solution to reduce and identify boar taint but also one to reduce typical "male behaviour" like mounting and aggression causing a threat to both animal welfare and performance. The objective was to reduce sexual behaviour and aggression in male pigs by management measures.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2011
EventBoars heading for 2018, Amsterdam -
Duration: 30 Nov 20111 Dec 2011


ConferenceBoars heading for 2018, Amsterdam


  • pigs
  • aggressive behaviour
  • animal behaviour
  • sexual behaviour
  • pig farming
  • animal welfare
  • animal production
  • boars


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