Investigating the influence of predictable and unpredictable feed delivery schedules upon the behaviour and welfare of Atlantic salmon parr (Salmo…

Publication year: 2012 Source: Applied Animal Behaviour Science, Available online 23 February 2012 Hernán Alberto Cañon Jones, Chris Noble, Børge Damsgård, Gareth P. Pearce Social network analysis was utilised to quantify the effect of short-term predictable (PD) and unpredictable (UD) feed delivery schedules of 10 days on behavioural interactions and the frequency and severity of fin damage in Atlantic salmon. Fin damage was only observed on the dorsal fin and its frequency and severity was significantly higher in UD compared to PD groups.

Publication year: 2012 Source: Applied Animal Behaviour Science, Available online 23 February 2012 Hernán Alberto Cañon Jones, Chris Noble, Børge Damsgård, Gareth P. Pearce Social network analysis was utilised to quantify the effect of short-term predictable (PD) and unpredictable (UD) feed delivery schedules of 10 days on behavioural interactions and the frequency and severity of fin damage in Atlantic salmon. Fin damage was only observed on the dorsal fin and its frequency and severity was significantly higher in UD compared to PD groups.

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Investigating the influence of predictable and unpredictable feed delivery schedules upon the behaviour and welfare of Atlantic salmon parr (Salmo…