Monday, April 03, 2006

Paper accepted

Our paper has been accepted about the use of heated floor in farrowing pen from the project about loose housing of farrowing sows. The first version was returned with a request for minor revisions, which we have made. The formal citation is:

L. J. Pedersen, Malmkvist, J. and Jørgensen, E. (2006) The use of a heated floor area by sows and piglets in farrowing pens. Applied Animal Behaviour Science (accepted)

I had to make some recalculations concerning the diurnal rythm in behaviour when farrowing approaches. It was a bit tricky because we considered time on two different scales, the chronological scale (time of day) and the time related to time until/since birth of first pig.

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