Session 13B. Enriching environment and improving comfort in intensive indoor systems

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Date: 26 August 2013; 16:15 – 18:00 hours
Chairperson: Boyle

Theatre Session 13b

16.15 Evaluating environmental enrichment for pigs
Invited S.A. Edwards and N.R. Wainwright

16.45 Behavior and lesion scores of growing pigs raised on slatted floor with different objects
V. Courboulay

17.00 Reducing aggressive behaviour by an cognitive enrichment tool for young piglets
L.T. Sonoda, M. Fels, S. Rauterberg, M. Oczak, G. Ismayilova, S. Viazzi, M. Guarino, E. Vranken, D. Berckmans and J. Hartung

17.15 Time evolution of suckling piglets’ behaviour in farrowing crates
A. Bulens, V. Vanheukelom, S. Van Beirendonck, J. Van Thielen, N. Buys and B. Driessen

17.30 Effect of floor surface on behaviour and welfare of dairy cows
M. Speroni, L. De Matteis, C. Federici, A. Dal Prà and F. Abeni

17.45 Effect of rubber covered slats on the welfare and behaviour of group housed sows
J.A. Calderón Díaz, A.G. Fahey and L. Boyle


Poster Session  13b

Innovative process for developing welfare-friendly alternatives to the farrowing crate in pigs
M.C. Meunier-Salaün, J.Y. Dourmad, L. Brossard, A. Bailliard, N. Lescop, A. Marien, O. Sergent, F. Serrurier, H. Lerustre and J. Lensink

Effect of enriched housing on welfare, production and meat quality in lambs: the use of feeder ramps
L. Aguayo-Ulloa, G.C. Miranda-De La Lama, M. Pascual-Alonso, J.L. Olleta, M. Villarroel, M. Pizarro and G.A. María

Effects of environmental enrichment on welfare and meat characteristics of Italian heavy pigs
A. Gastaldo, S. Barbieri, M. Borciani, A. Rossi, E. Bortolazzo, A. Bertolini, E. Gorlani, E. Canali and P. Ferrari