Session 38. Group housing of sows

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Date: 28 August 2013; 14:00 – 18:00 hours
Chairperson: Velarde

Theatre Session 38

14.00 Sow group housing: an introduction
A. Velarde

14.15 How does Canada deal with the issues of animal welfare and sow group housing?
Invited N. Devillers

14.45 Effects of type of floor and feeding system during pregnancy on performance and behaviour of sows
F. Paboeuf, M. Gautier, R. Cariolet, J. Lossouarn, M.C. Meunier-Salaün and J.Y. Dourmad

15.00 Gestation features of group-housed sows affecting growth rate and feed intake in finishers
E. Sell-Kubiak, E.H. Van der Waaij and P. Bijma

15.15 Effect of group housing on the productive efficiency of sow farms in Flanders
J. Hamerlinck, J. Van Meensel and M. Meul

16.15 Group housing of sows in Europe: looking for strategies to transfer knowledge
Invited D. Temple, E. Mainau and X. Manteca

16.45 Inter- and intra-observer repeatability of three locomotion scoring scales for sows
E. Nalon, S. Van Dongen, D. Maes, M.M.J. Van Riet, G.P.J. Janssens, S. Millet and F.A.M. Tuyttens

17.00 Addressing lameness in group housed sows
L. Boyle, A. Quinn, J. Calderon-Diaz, P. Lawlor, A. Kilbride and L. Green

17.15 Preventing lameness in group housed sows
H.M. Vermeer and I. Vermeij

17.30 Willingness to walk for a food reward in lame and non-lame sows
E. Bos, E. Nalon, M.M.J. Van Riet, S. Millet, G.P.J. Janssens, D. Maes and F.A.M. Tuyttens

17.45 Sow group housing: general discussion
A. Velarde