Welcome to the institutional repository for Scotland’s Rural College. It contains a growing collection of research outputs produced by SRUC staff.
SRUC has a long history of delivering both strategic and applied research on a diverse range of land-based topics to a wide range of funders and stakeholders at a local, national and international level. Information on current research activity at SRUC, including staff, projects and publications is available via the research section of the SRUC website.
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Using qualitative behaviour assessment (QBA) to explore the emotional state of horses and its association with human-animal relationship (2018)This study aimed to apply qualitative behaviour assessment (QBA) to horses farmed in single boxes, in order to investigate their emotional state and explore its association with indicators of human-animal relationship. A ...
Consistency is key: interactions of current and previous farrowing system on litter size and piglet mortality (2018)Global interest in alternative indoor farrowing systems to standard crating is increasing, leading to a growing number of farms utilising such systems alongside standard crates. There is evidence that interchanging sows ...
Characterization of the rumen microbiome in lambs supplemented with hydrolysable and condensed tannins (2018)This study characterised the response of ruminal fermentation and the rumen microbiome in lambs fed commercial vegetal sources of hydrolysable tannins (HT) and condensed tannins (CT). Forty-four lambs (19.56 ± 2.06 kg) ...
Use of different wood types as environmental enrichment to manage tail biting in docked pigs in a commercial fully-slatted system (2018)Provision of adequate environmental enrichment on pig farms is a legal requirement under current EU legislation and also alleviates the risk of tail biting. Wood is an organic alternative where loose bedding, which has ...