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dc.contributor.authorIson SHen
dc.contributor.authorJarvis Sen
dc.contributor.authorRutherford KMDen
dc.date.accessioned2016-10-26T15:45:53Z
dc.date.available2016-10-26T15:45:53Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.citation109en
dc.identifier.issn0034-5288
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rvsc.2016.10.002
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11262/11116
dc.description.abstractPeriparturient pain is a welfare concern and could contribute to piglet losses. This has led to studies investigating post-farrowing analgesia. A clear reduction in pain has not been demonstrated, partly due to a lack of pain indicators. This study quantified behaviours as potential pain indicators (PPIn) in sows: i) before, during and after farrowing, and ii) 2 min before and after piglet births. Twenty-five sows were observed during and after, and ten pre-farrowing. Behaviour recorded included: 1) back leg forward (back leg pulled forward and/or in); 2) tremble (movement as if shivering); 3) back arch (leg(s) stretch forming an arched back); 4) paw (leg scraped in pawing motion); and 5) tail flick (tail moved rapidly up and down). Behaviours were analysed using generalized linear models and Spearman's rank correlations. All PPIn were rare or absent pre-farrowing, highest during farrowing, and back leg forward, tremble and back arch were greater in the early post-farrowing period. Several significant positive correlations between PPIn during and post-farrowing were found. Back arch, tail flick and paw were higher before than after a piglet birth, and were more frequent earlier in the birth order. Back leg forward and tremble did not differ before and after births, and tremble increased with birth order. These behaviours, which were absent or rare pre-farrowing, present during farrowing and were lower afterwards, and showed consistent individual variation, may be quantitatively associated with pain. Spontaneous behaviours could be used to test the efficacy of analgesics or identify sows that may benefit.en
dc.description.sponsorshipBBSRC BB/J500549/1en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.isformatof14466en
dc.relation.ispartofResearch in Veterinary Scienceen
dc.rightsCopyright © 2016 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved. This manuscript version is made available after the end of the 12 month embargo period under the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license.
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
dc.subjectBehaviouren
dc.subjectFarrowingen
dc.subjectPain assessmenten
dc.subjectSowen
dc.subjectWelfareen
dc.titleThe identification of potential behavioural indicators of pain in periparturient sowsen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.description.versionAccepted manuscript
dc.extent.pageNumbers114-120en
rioxxterms.publicationdate2016-10-06
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen
dcterms.dateAccepted2016-10-05
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refterms.dateDeposit2016-10-26
refterms.dateEmbargoEnd2017-10-06
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