Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Pigs' preference for rooting materials

A paper describing the results from the choice experiments with rooting materials has been submitted to Applied Animal Behaviour Science. The statistical method described in the paper about ranking of choice options was developed to analyze the results from this experiment. As mentioned previously the paper is currently in print for Biometrical Journal (I have just checked, it is not yet available online).

The paper was written in collaboration with Margit Bak Jensen, Merete Studnidz and Lene Juul Pedersen, and from our research group Ulrich Halekoh and me. It is a bit strange to see the new affiliation in print. Department of Genetics and Biotechnology, Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, University of Århus, Research Centre Foulum. (Probably it will be institute instead of Department) later on.

We tried to formulate a short and easily read introduction to the random utility model used for the analysis. I wonder whether we have been successful. The formal details of the paper are:

  • M. B. Jensen, M. Studnitz, U. Halekoh, L.J. Pedersen, and E. Jørgensen. Pigs' preferences for rooting materials measured in a three-choice maze-test. Applied Animal Behaviour Science, submitted, 2007.

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