Essays about: "suckling behaviour"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 29 essays containing the words suckling behaviour.

  1. 1. Variation in sow and piglet behaviour and welfare over time during a 5-week nursing period in individual loose housing pens

    University essay from SLU/Dept. of Animal Nutrition and Management

    Author : Byeonguk Yang; [2021]
    Keywords : Nursing behaviour; suckling behaviour; sow welfare; piglet welfare; maternal behaviour;

    Abstract : This master thesis aimed to investigate variation in the sow and piglet behaviour and welfare over time during a 5-week nursing period in the loose housing pen. This study was performed through analysis of video-recorded behaviours in 17 Swedish and Dutch Yorkshire sows and their piglets (284 piglets, pure-bred Yorkshire × Hampshire, average litter size with standard error = 16. READ MORE

  2. 2. The effect of forage on piglets’ behavior in connection with weaning

    University essay from SLU/Dept. of Animal Nutrition and Management

    Author : Linnea Wikars; [2021]
    Keywords : behaviour; enrichment; forage; pig; silage; weaning;

    Abstract : Pigs’ (Sus scrofa) behaviors are affected by the environment they are housed in, where an enriched environment offers pigs to perform more diverse behaviors. Pigs reared in barren environments perform more oral manipulation toward their pen mates, compared to pigs reared in enriched environments. READ MORE

  3. 3. Effects of cow-calf contact on feed intake, milk production and energy balance in dairy cows in early lactation

    University essay from SLU/Dept. of Animal Nutrition and Management

    Author : Carina Tufvesson; [2021]
    Keywords : Cow-calf contact system; dairy cow; suckling; feed intake; feeding pattern; milk production; energy balance;

    Abstract : The objective of this study was to compare the production level, feed intake and energy balance in early lactation of non-suckled cows against cows in a cow-driven cow-calf contact (CCC) system. CCC systems have become interesting to evaluate as they are thought to provide a more natural behaviour for both the cow and calf, several studies have reported higher growth and better health in calves kept in these systems. READ MORE

  4. 4. Lying behaviour of lactating dairy cows in a cow-calf contact system

    University essay from SLU/Dept. of Animal Nutrition and Management

    Author : Claire Sydney Wegner; [2021]
    Keywords : cow-calf contact system; dairy cattle; lying behaviour; welfare;

    Abstract : Conventional dairy farming practices usually involve the early separation of calves from their dams. Cow-calf contact (CCC) systems may offer an alternative rearing solution that allows for the expression of natural behaviours, such as suckling and bonding. READ MORE

  5. 5. Stress and meat quality in two lines of the Yorkshire pig breed: Swedish and Dutch

    University essay from SLU/Dept. of Animal Environment and Health

    Author : Andreas Andersson; [2019]
    Keywords : Swedish Yorkshire; Dutch Yorkshire; stress; meat quality; behaviour test; novel Arena test; startle test; lactate; temperature and pH;

    Abstract : Pigs are exposed to several different environmental stressors in the modern production from weaning, mixing, crowding etc. Preslaughter stressors may result in meat quality problems, such as the formation of pale, soft and exudative meat as well as the formation of dark, firm and dry meat, which makes the meat to be unattractive. READ MORE