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A note on social facilitation and competition in the feeding behaviour of pigs

  • Liang Chou Hsia (a1) and D. G. M. Wood-Gush (a1)


Growing pigs were fed in isolation, closed stalls or in small groups. Food intake was greatest under conditions of competition if the hierarchy was stable.



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Animal Science
  • ISSN: 1357-7298
  • EISSN: 1748-748X
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