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Crated Sow Welfare

CrateThis page provides more information on the research undertaken to determine the welfare issues, particularly for sows housed in conventional farrowing crates.

For a general overview of the topic please visit Why Free Farrowing?.

Research Questions

When researching welfare issues to do with the farrowing crate most experiments are designed comparing animals in a conventional farrowing crate and a loose-housed system. The typical research questions asked are:

  • What are the effects on stress physiology and behaviour?
  • What are the effects on maternal behaviour?

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