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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Abstract

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

Conference

ConferenceBoars heading for 2018, Amsterdam
Period30/11/111/12/11

Keywords

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

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    Vermeer, H. M., Houwers, H. W. J., Dirx-Kuijken, N. C. P. M. M., & van der Peet-Schwering, C. M. C. (2011). Reducing sexual behaviour and aggression in male pigs. Poster session presented at Boars heading for 2018, Amsterdam, . https://edepot.wur.nl/237298