The hypothesis that early social environments would affect behavioral development in domestic swine and wild raccoons was supported by the results of all the experiments described in this dissertation. Further studies on other welfare indicators are needed in order to assess the overall welfare of these species in captivity and make decisions about adopting the social environments investigated in this dissertation. (Abstract shortened by UMI.)Piglets were transported individually and returned to their home pen after each test. All tests were recorded using a camcorder (Sony DCR- TRV350 NTSC) located above the test area. Backtest In order to identify the effects of co-mingling onanbsp;...
|Title||:||The Effects of Early Social Environments on the Behavioral Development of Pigs and Raccoons|
|Author||:||Vanessa Tavares Kanaan|
|Publisher||:||ProQuest - 2008|