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Behavioural observations of piglets in an organic free farrowing pen

Heidbüchel, Katharina; Baldinger, Lisa and Bussemas, Ralf (2021) Behavioural observations of piglets in an organic free farrowing pen. Poster at: IAHA Pre-Conference on Organic Animal Husbandry, FiBL Schweiz, 6. and 7. September 2021.

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Summary

Animal-friendly free farrowing can be associated with a higher risk of piglet losses, which mostly occur within the first days of life and often due to crushing by the sow and hypothermia. In the heated piglet nest, the piglets are protected from these hazards. Therefore we hypothesize that early and frequent nest use can increase piglet survival. To identify conditions which attract the piglets to the nest, different piglet nest designs and management strategies were compared.


EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Poster
Agrovoc keywords:
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English
piglets
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_5872
Subjects: Animal husbandry > Health and welfare
Research affiliation: European Union > CORE Organic Cofund > POWER
Deposited By: Nielsen, Department Anne Sofie
ID Code:42907
Deposited On:09 Dec 2021 09:35
Last Modified:09 Dec 2021 09:35
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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