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See detailTruies gestantes alimentées au DAC, faut-il réserver un logement séparé aux nullipares?
Wavreille, José; Remience, Virginie; Planchon, V. et al

in 42e Journées de la Recherche Porcine (2010)

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See detailIdentification and Ranking of risk factors for somatic cell count economic penalty in 349 southern Belgium dairy farms
Theron, Léonard ULg; Humblet, Marie-France ULg; Delfosse, C. et al

in Maillard, R.; Navetat, H. (Eds.) European buiatrics forum 2009 (2009, December 02)

In Belgium, the main economic penalty accounted for bovine milk quality is the bulk milk somatic cell count geometric mean over 3 months reaching more than 400,000 cells/ml. Yet, it is still difficult to ... [more ▼]

In Belgium, the main economic penalty accounted for bovine milk quality is the bulk milk somatic cell count geometric mean over 3 months reaching more than 400,000 cells/ml. Yet, it is still difficult to make progress on udder health and milk quality because regional risks related to endemic farming practices are not broadly known. Hence, a first step in understanding specific udder health risks associated with herd management has to be a broad ecopathological survey. A random stratified sample of 349 dairy farms, representing 25% of producers registered for performance recording, was selected with a total of 16,000 cows. Thorough audits recording 400 farming practices were made in each farm by 2 different surveyors during milking. The practices were recorded across four categories: Herd structure, Housing, Milking practices and Herd Management (including Nutrition). Our chosen variable was the geometric mean of the herd composite somatic cell count from the last three months compared to the 400,000 cells/ml European threshold. The sample had a mean somatic cell count of 287,000 cells/ml following a normal distribution between 73,000 and 807,000 cells/ml. From 19 risk indicators identified through univariate logistic analysis (p<0.15), half were related to milking practices and 5 were underlined by significant odds-ratios (OR) found through multivariate logistic analysis (p<0.05). Therefore, it was found that cubicle housing had the least risk (OR= 0.59 compared with tightened stalls, OR= 0.42 compared with straw stalls); Presence of a calving pen (OR= 0.40), use of post-dipping (OR= 0.50) had a positive impact; whereas pre-dip had a negative impact in our study (OR= 3) though it was not clear if this routine was performed correctly. Stripping also had a bad impact on milk quality whether it was systematic (OR = 1.90) or occasional (OR = 2.43). It was also found that farms with poor milking liner hygiene had more trouble (OR = 2.34). The results were comparable to other ecopathological studies such as northern and southern American and European studies. This study is a prerequisite in operational veterinary advice in southern Belgium dairy farms, because it provides a cross-sectional study of dairy practices and states on major epidemiological risk factors in dairy management for this region. [less ▲]

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See detailAnalyse des modalités d'utilisation d'un distributeur automatique de concentré (DAC)
Wavreille, José; Remience, Virginie; Canart, Bernard et al

in Compte-rendu des 41ème Journées de la Recherche Porcine en France (2009)

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See detailAnalyse des modalités d'utilisation d'un distributeur automatique de concentré (DAC) par des truies gestantes logées en groupe dynamique
Wavreille, José; Remience, Virginie; Canart, Bernard et al

in 41èmes Journées de la Recherche porcine (2009)

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See detailLe cortisol salivaire comme indicateur du bien-être chez la truie gestante lors de regroupement.
Wavreille, José; Planchon, V.; Remience, Virginie et al

in 41èmes Journées de la Recherche porcine (2009)

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See detailEffects of space allowance on the welfare of dry sows kept in dynamic groups and fed with an electronic sow feeder
Remience, Virginie; Wavreille, José; Canart, Bernard et al

in Applied Animal Behaviour Science (2008), 112(3-4), 284-296

The minimal legal space allowance for grouped pregnant sows in the EU is 2.25 m(2)/sow. The effect of higher space per animal on agonistic behaviour and social stress of animals living in dynamic groups ... [more ▼]

The minimal legal space allowance for grouped pregnant sows in the EU is 2.25 m(2)/sow. The effect of higher space per animal on agonistic behaviour and social stress of animals living in dynamic groups is not known. Two groups of 34 pregnant Belgian Landrace sows were housed in two pens of respectively 102 m(2) (3 m(2)/sow) and 76.5 m(2) (2.25 m(2)/sow). Each sow lived there for 15 weeks. Sows were fed through an electronic sow feeder. According to the dynamic system, one third of each group (i.e. 11 or 12 nearly parturient sows) was replaced every 5 weeks by the same number of recently inseminated sows. Welfare indicators were collected during six of these 5 week-periods: performance, agonistic behaviour, skin lesion score and salivary cortisol. No differences were observed for production parameters, or for fighting activity. However, the mean number of one-way aggressions, when observed during 2 h-periods at 3 and 8 days after grouping, was significantly lower in the large pen than in the small one (respectively 16 +/- 2 versus 26 +/- 3, p < 0.01, and 10 +/- 2 versus 20 +/- 5, p < 0.05). The mean number of injuries was also lower with the 3 m(2) space allowance, when collected on the introduced sows one, 2 and 3 weeks after grouping. Some contradictory differences in salivary cortisol were noted 2 and 26 h after mixing, but without reaching statistical significance. An available area 33% higher than the EU legal minimum reduced agonistic behaviour and consecutive wounds and thus induced better welfare conditions for sows living in dynamic groups and fed with an electronic sow feeder. The impact on productivity and social physiological stress need further research. [less ▲]

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See detailLes fibres dans l’alimentation des truies gestantes : effets sur la nutrition, le comportement, les performances et les rejets dans l’environnement
Philippe, François-Xavier ULg; Remience, Virginie; Dourmard et al

in Productions Animales (2008), 21(3), 277-290

Feeding gestating sows with high fibre diets (HFD) helps induce satiety without excessive energy intake. Neutral Detergent Fibre (NDF) (15-20%) enables sows to adapt their feed intake to their needs ... [more ▼]

Feeding gestating sows with high fibre diets (HFD) helps induce satiety without excessive energy intake. Neutral Detergent Fibre (NDF) (15-20%) enables sows to adapt their feed intake to their needs. Therefore, ad libitum feeding becomes possible, reducing the costs of feeding equipment. Fibre effect on the feeling of satiety is due among others to the higher amount of feed intake, the increase of eating time and delay in gastric emptying. Sow welfare improvement due to the feeling of satiety has for consequence a reduction in the occurrence of stereotypes and aggressions. The disadvantage of HFD feeding is linked to a reduction of cell component accessibility to digestive and microbial enzymes. However, energy efficiency of fibre degradation is better for sows than for growing pigs. If the amount of feed offered takes into account the reduction in energy digestibility, sow performance is not affected. Besides, the increased capacity of the digestive tract may result in an increased capacity of the digestive tract may result in an increased feed intake during early lactation, supporting higher milk production and limiting the body reserve mobilisation. On the environmental level, increasing fibre content reduces ammonia emissions but increases methane emissions. [less ▲]

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See detailCaractérisation de l'occupation d'un espace extérieur par des truies gestantes élevées en groupe en loges paillées.
Remience, Virginie; Wavreille, José; Canart, Bernard et al

in 40èmes Journées de la Recherche Porcine (2008)

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See detailThe welfare of farmed pigs
Meunier-Salaun, Marie-Claude; Bizeray, D.; Colson, V. et al

in Productions Animales (2007), 20(1), 73-80

The current intensive system of pig production is the outcome of better control of the environment, prevention of infectious disease, a feeding strategy adapted to the nutritional needs of pigs, and ... [more ▼]

The current intensive system of pig production is the outcome of better control of the environment, prevention of infectious disease, a feeding strategy adapted to the nutritional needs of pigs, and genetic selection oriented towards increased growth and reproductive performances. Meanwhile, certain practices have been shown to be detrimental to pig welfare. During the last few decades, research conducted on pig welfare has mainly been oriented towards measurement of behavioural and physiological responses to housing, feeding and management practices. The results have demonstrated the animals' difficulties to adapt to their conditions, particularly regarding changes in social relationships, impoverishment of the environment, restriction of space, and the development of management practices leading to discomfort, fear or pain. This review presents a summary of the scientific research conducted on the consequences of husbandry conditions and management practices on pig welfare. Finally, some possible solutions are presented for improving pig welfare by providing greater harmony between the animals and their environment. [less ▲]

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See detailEffets du moment de regroupement par rapport au début du cycle alimentaire sur le bien-être de truies en groupes dynamiques et alimentées au Distributeur Automatique de Concentré (DAC)
Remience, Virginie; Wavreille, José; Cloet, D. et al

in 39èmes Journées de la Recherche Porcine (2007)

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See detailEffects of space allowance on the welfare of pregnant sows housed in dynamic groups.
Remience, Virginie; Wavreille, José; Cloet, D. et al

in Proceedings of the 40th International Congress of the Internationnal Society for Applied Ethology (2006)

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