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- de Haan, Jeanne R., et al. Show all 5 Authors
- Physiology & behavior 2019 v.201 pp. 83-90
- breeding; cortisol; farrowing; group housing; litter size; low birth weight; males; parity (reproduction); piglets; pregnancy; progeny; sows; stress response
- ... Breeding sows are regularly exposed to on-farm stressors throughout the duration of their production period. The impact of such stressors may differ for primi- and multiparous sows, as sows could learn to cope with stressors as they gain experience with them. If parity affects stress in sows, it may also impact their prenatal offspring through differential maternal stress. In addition to parity, l ...