Identification of Behaviour of Weaner Pigs in the Early Phase of Aggressive Interaction for the Development of an Automatic Monitoring System of Pig Aggression

Maciej Oczak, Gunel Ismailova, Lilia Thays Sonoda, Michaela Fels, Joerg Hartung, Marcella Guarino, Stefano Viazzi, Daniel Berckmans, Erik Vranken

Abstract

Aggressive behaviour among pigs results in negative consequences, reducing health and welfare of animals as well as production output of a farm. In order to develop an automatic monitoring system that monitors and controls pig aggression, an experiment was carried out. The aim of the experiment was to analyze sequences in pig aggressive behaviour. 52 aggressive sequences were observed during the experiment in on farm observations. Behaviour that started the aggressive sequences the most often was nose to nose interaction. 22 out of 52 aggressive sequences started with this behaviour. Head to head knocking was classified as a second most frequent starting behaviour with 13 head to head knocks starting aggressive interactions. Nose to nose interaction and head to head knocking behaviours in most cases started aggressive interactions between animals. Automatic detection of these behaviours might allow early detection of aggression among pigs.

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Oczak M., Ismailova G., Thays Sonoda L., Fels M., Hartung J., Guarino M., Viazzi S., Berckmans D. and Vranken E. (2012). Identification of Behaviour of Weaner Pigs in the Early Phase of Aggressive Interaction for the Development of an Automatic Monitoring System of Pig Aggression . In Proceedings of the International Workshop on Veterinary Biosignals and Biodevices - Volume 1: VBB, (BIOSTEC 2012) ISBN 978-989-8425-94-2, pages 24-29. DOI: 10.5220/0003885700240029


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@conference{vbb12,
author={Maciej Oczak and Gunel Ismailova and Lilia Thays Sonoda and Michaela Fels and Joerg Hartung and Marcella Guarino and Stefano Viazzi and Daniel Berckmans and Erik Vranken},
title={Identification of Behaviour of Weaner Pigs in the Early Phase of Aggressive Interaction for the Development of an Automatic Monitoring System of Pig Aggression},
booktitle={Proceedings of the International Workshop on Veterinary Biosignals and Biodevices - Volume 1: VBB, (BIOSTEC 2012)},
year={2012},
pages={24-29},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0003885700240029},
isbn={978-989-8425-94-2},
}


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TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the International Workshop on Veterinary Biosignals and Biodevices - Volume 1: VBB, (BIOSTEC 2012)
TI - Identification of Behaviour of Weaner Pigs in the Early Phase of Aggressive Interaction for the Development of an Automatic Monitoring System of Pig Aggression
SN - 978-989-8425-94-2
AU - Oczak M.
AU - Ismailova G.
AU - Thays Sonoda L.
AU - Fels M.
AU - Hartung J.
AU - Guarino M.
AU - Viazzi S.
AU - Berckmans D.
AU - Vranken E.
PY - 2012
SP - 24
EP - 29
DO - 10.5220/0003885700240029