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dc.contributor.authorPeden RSEen
dc.contributor.authorTurner SPen
dc.contributor.authorBoyle LAen
dc.contributor.authorCamerlink Ien
dc.date.accessioned2018-02-27T11:49:29Z
dc.date.available2018-02-27T11:49:29Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.citation204
dc.identifier.issn0168-1591
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11262/11407
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.applanim.2018.03.003
dc.description.abstractAggression between unfamiliar pigs at mixing is a major animal welfare problem in commercial farming. It has been studied since the 1970s and remains an important topic in animal welfare research. Methods to reduce pig aggression at mixing have been reviewed previously, but there has been little translation of the advocated techniques and building designs into practice. As a result, the problem persists on many commercial units. A similar situation exists for many other animal welfare issues. This article takes a new approach in not only reviewing the recent scientific literature, but also reviewing the evidence of uptake in industry. Firstly, the current state of aggression mitigation research is reviewed; including the most successful recent developments in breeding against aggression, early life socialisation, the use of pheromones and nutrition. Secondly, information is extracted from both peer reviewed and industry literature to establish the extent to which these strategies have been transferred from research to practice. Finally, we discuss why in spite of the amount of research on reducing aggression at mixing the problem has not reduced in intensive farming systems. The limited uptake in practice appears to be due to low prioritisation of the problem, the practicalities of implementation, lack of information on cost-effectiveness and ineffective communication of research to the farming community. To bridge this gap, industry must be involved in the design of practical solutions and the cost-effectiveness of these must be quantified. This approach should also be considered for other animal welfare issues under investigation. We recommend a better alignment between research questions and industry interests to increase the success of research efforts to improve animal welfare in practice.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherElsevieren
dc.relation.isformatof14784en
dc.relation.ispartofApplied Animal Behaviour Scienceen
dc.rightsCopyright © 2018 Elsevier Ltd. 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 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
dc.subjectPigen
dc.subjectSowen
dc.subjectAggressionen
dc.subjectIndustryen
dc.subjectFarmersen
dc.subjectAnimal welfareen
dc.titleThe translation of animal welfare research into practice: the case of mixing aggression between pigsen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.description.versionAccepted manuscript
dc.extent.pageNumbers1-9
rioxxterms.publicationdate2018-03-10
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen
dcterms.dateAccepted2018-02-22
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refterms.dateFreeToRead2019-03-10
refterms.dateToSearch2019-03-10
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