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Title Effects of including social genetic effects in the breeding program on behaviour, physiology and welfare
Period 06 / 2009 - 12 / 2013
Status Current
Dissertation Yes
Research number OND1339408
Data Supplier NWO

Abstract

As social interactions (positive and negative) profoundly affect the welfare and performance of pigs, a novel selection program has been designed that considers both performance of the individual pig (i.e. traditional selection programs) and its heritable social effect on the performance of group members. I will study the effects of this novel selection program on behaviour, health and welfare of pigs, as well as the impact of group compostion and coping styles

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Supervisor Prof.dr.ir. B. Kemp
Co-supervisor Dr.ir. J.E. Bolhuis
Co-supervisor Dr.ir. T.B. Rodenburg
Project leader Prof.dr.ir. B. Kemp
Doctoral/PhD student I. Reimert (MSc)

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Classification

A22000 Animal husbandry
D21400 Genetics

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