Androstenone Aerosol and Azaperone Injection Influence on Pig Aggressive and Submissive Behaviors

Texas Journal of Agriculture and Natural Resources

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Title Androstenone Aerosol and Azaperone Injection Influence on Pig Aggressive and Submissive Behaviors
 
Creator Hurst, Robert J.
McGlone, John J.
 
Subject pigs; behavior; aggression
 
Description A total of 80 nursery-age pigs were used to compare the effectiveness of azaperone and androstenone on reducing the aggressive and submissive behavior in freshly mixed pigs. Forty pairs of unfamiliar barrows and gilts were placed in pens for 24 hr. Duration of aggressive and submissive behavior by each pig were recorded and analyzed. Results showed that androstenone reduced the total duration of aggressive and submissive behavior to levels below that of the control pigs (p = .069). This effect was eliminated for aggressive behavior when both azaperone and androstenone were applied (p > .4). Both azaperone and androstenone reduced submissive behavior below control levels (p < .05). In conclusion, androstenone is more effective than azaperone in reducing pig agonistic behaviors, and androstenone's anti-aggressive property was reduced when given in combination with azaperone.
 
Publisher Agricultural Consortium of Texas
 
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Date 2016-11-08
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
Peer-reviewed Article
 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier http://txjanr.agintexas.org/index.php/txjanr/article/view/299
 
Source Texas Journal of Agriculture and Natural Resources; Vol 3 (1989); 52-53
0891-5466
 
Language eng
 
Relation http://txjanr.agintexas.org/index.php/txjanr/article/view/299/269
 
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