Lifetime consequences of the early physical and social environment of piglets

Helena Telkanranta, Sandra Edwards

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Abstrakti

Most studies on pig behaviour and welfare have been carried out on pigs past the weaning age: sows, gilts and growing-finishing pigs. However, a growing body of evidence shows that young piglets also are substantially affected by their environment. In addition to effects on piglet behaviour and welfare at the time, the environment causes lifelong effects by modulating the development of behaviour, physiology and cognition (reviewed in Vanheukelom et al, 2012). In this chapter, the focus will be on the first weeks of a piglets’ life, from birth to early post-weaning. The term environment will refer to any influences affecting a piglet from outside: physical factors such as available materials and space, social factors such as the presence of the mother and siblings, as well as interactions between physical and social factors. The main aim of this chapter is to present an overview of the current knowledge on lifelong effects of the early environment. Immediate impacts on piglet behaviour and welfare will also be summarized, and some new questions for future research will be highlighted.
Alkuperäiskielienglanti
OtsikkoAdvances in Pig Welfare
ToimittajatMarek Spinka
Sivumäärä35
Julkaisupaikka[Amsterdam]
KustantajaElsevier
Julkaisupäivä2018
Painos1
Sivut101-136
ISBN (painettu)978-0-08-101012-9
ISBN (elektroninen)978-0-08-101119-5
DOI - pysyväislinkit
TilaJulkaistu - 2018
OKM-julkaisutyyppiA3 Kirjan tai muun kokoomateoksen osa

Julkaisusarja

NimiWoodhead Publishing series in food science, technology and nutrition

Tieteenalat

  • 413 Eläinlääketiede

Siteeraa tätä

Telkanranta, H., & Edwards, S. (2018). Lifetime consequences of the early physical and social environment of piglets. teoksessa M. Spinka (Toimittaja), Advances in Pig Welfare (1 toim., Sivut 101-136). (Woodhead Publishing series in food science, technology and nutrition ). [Amsterdam]: Elsevier. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-08-101012-9.00013-7