Anticipation of a food ball increases short-term activity levels in growing pigs

Publication year: 2012 Source: Applied Animal Behaviour Science, Available online 8 February 2012 Sabrina Imfeld-Mueller, Edna Hillmann Analogous to the way in which repeated episodes of stress can lead to a negative emotional state, it is possible that repeated positive emotions could lead to a positive emotional state. Positive emotions can be induced by providing enrichment or by successfully coping with cognitive challenges. The aim of this study was to determine whether limited access to a ball filled with corn is a suitable enrichment for growing pigs and whether they learn to anticipate the enrichment after an acoustic signal.

Publication year: 2012 Source: Applied Animal Behaviour Science, Available online 8 February 2012 Sabrina Imfeld-Mueller, Edna Hillmann Analogous to the way in which repeated episodes of stress can lead to a negative emotional state, it is possible that repeated positive emotions could lead to a positive emotional state. Positive emotions can be induced by providing enrichment or by successfully coping with cognitive challenges. The aim of this study was to determine whether limited access to a ball filled with corn is a suitable enrichment for growing pigs and whether they learn to anticipate the enrichment after an acoustic signal.

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Anticipation of a food ball increases short-term activity levels in growing pigs