Effects of three husbandry systems on health, welfare and productivity of organic pigs nursing and suckling behaviour in domestic pigs

LEEB, C., RUDOLPH, G., BOCHICCHIO, D., EDWARDS, S., FRÜH, B., HOLINGER, M., HOLMES, D., ILLMANNOVÁ, Gudrun, KNOP, D., PRUNIER, A., ROUSING, T., WINCKLER, C, a DIPPEL, S. Effects of three husbandry systems on health, welfare and productivity of organic pigs nursing and suckling behaviour in domestic pigs. Animal, 2019, 13, 2025-2033. ISSN 1751-7311.
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Organic pig husbandry systems in Europe are diverse – ranging from indoor systems with concrete outside run (IN) to outdoor systems all year round (OUT) and combinations of both on one farm (POUT). The aim of this study was to assess and compare pig health, welfare and productivity in these three systems. Animal health and welfare were assessed using direct observation and records of 22 animal-based measures, comprising 17 health-, 3 productivity- and 2 behavioural measures. These were collected in pregnant sows, weaners and fattening pigs during direct observations and from records within a cross-sectional study on 74 farms (IN: n=34, POUT: n=28, OUT: n=12) in eight countries. Overall, prevalence of several animal health and welfare issues was low (e.g. median 0% for pigs needing hospitalisation, shoulder lesions, ectoparasites;

ProjektRozvoj hospodářských zvířat v multifunkčním zemědělství
OdděleníEtologie