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Impact of the amount of straw provided to pigs kept in intensive production conditions on the occurrence and severity of gastric ulceration at slaughter

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Impact of the amount of straw provided to pigs kept in intensive production conditions on the occurrence and severity of gastric ulceration at slaughter. / Herskin, Mette S.; Jensen, Henrik E.; Jespersen, Anna; Forkman, Björn; Jensen, Margit Bak; Canibe, Nuria; Pedersen, Lene Juul.

In: Research in Veterinary Science, Vol. 104, 2016, p. 200-206.

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title = "Impact of the amount of straw provided to pigs kept in intensive production conditions on the occurrence and severity of gastric ulceration at slaughter",
abstract = "This study examined effects of the amount of straw offered on occurrence and severity of gastric lesions in pigs kept in pens (18 pigs, 0.7 m2/pig) with partly slatted flooring and 10, 500 or 1000 g straw/pig/day from 30 kg live weight. The pigs had ad libitum access to dry feed. Forty-five pigs were used, three from each of 15 pens. After euthanization, the dimension of the non-glandular region of the stomach was measured. Lesions were characterized and scored. Irrespective of straw provided, 67{\%} of the pigs showed signs of gastric pathology. Pigs provided with 500 or 1000 g straw were pooled as ‘permanent access’. The proportion of pigs with ulcerations was reduced by permanent access to straw (7 vs. 33{\%}; P < 0.05), suggesting that permanent access to straw may improve animal health, and be considered as one possible strategy to limit gastric ulceration in pigs.",
keywords = "pig, gastric ulcer, straw, welfare",
author = "Herskin, {Mette S.} and Jensen, {Henrik E.} and Anna Jespersen and Bj{\"o}rn Forkman and Jensen, {Margit Bak} and Nuria Canibe and Pedersen, {Lene Juul}",
note = "Afvent projekt",
year = "2016",
doi = "10.1016/j.rvsc.2015.12.017",
language = "English",
volume = "104",
pages = "200--206",
journal = "Research in Veterinary Science",
issn = "0034-5288",
publisher = "Elsevier Ltd",

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TY - JOUR

T1 - Impact of the amount of straw provided to pigs kept in intensive production conditions on the occurrence and severity of gastric ulceration at slaughter

AU - Herskin, Mette S.

AU - Jensen, Henrik E.

AU - Jespersen, Anna

AU - Forkman, Björn

AU - Jensen, Margit Bak

AU - Canibe, Nuria

AU - Pedersen, Lene Juul

N1 - Afvent projekt

PY - 2016

Y1 - 2016

N2 - This study examined effects of the amount of straw offered on occurrence and severity of gastric lesions in pigs kept in pens (18 pigs, 0.7 m2/pig) with partly slatted flooring and 10, 500 or 1000 g straw/pig/day from 30 kg live weight. The pigs had ad libitum access to dry feed. Forty-five pigs were used, three from each of 15 pens. After euthanization, the dimension of the non-glandular region of the stomach was measured. Lesions were characterized and scored. Irrespective of straw provided, 67% of the pigs showed signs of gastric pathology. Pigs provided with 500 or 1000 g straw were pooled as ‘permanent access’. The proportion of pigs with ulcerations was reduced by permanent access to straw (7 vs. 33%; P < 0.05), suggesting that permanent access to straw may improve animal health, and be considered as one possible strategy to limit gastric ulceration in pigs.

AB - This study examined effects of the amount of straw offered on occurrence and severity of gastric lesions in pigs kept in pens (18 pigs, 0.7 m2/pig) with partly slatted flooring and 10, 500 or 1000 g straw/pig/day from 30 kg live weight. The pigs had ad libitum access to dry feed. Forty-five pigs were used, three from each of 15 pens. After euthanization, the dimension of the non-glandular region of the stomach was measured. Lesions were characterized and scored. Irrespective of straw provided, 67% of the pigs showed signs of gastric pathology. Pigs provided with 500 or 1000 g straw were pooled as ‘permanent access’. The proportion of pigs with ulcerations was reduced by permanent access to straw (7 vs. 33%; P < 0.05), suggesting that permanent access to straw may improve animal health, and be considered as one possible strategy to limit gastric ulceration in pigs.

KW - pig

KW - gastric ulcer

KW - straw

KW - welfare

U2 - 10.1016/j.rvsc.2015.12.017

DO - 10.1016/j.rvsc.2015.12.017

M3 - Journal article

C2 - 26850561

VL - 104

SP - 200

EP - 206

JO - Research in Veterinary Science

JF - Research in Veterinary Science

SN - 0034-5288

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