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Using a pig scream sound monitor to give an indication of the pigs' impaired welfare due to feed deprivation

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Aspects of on-farm animal welfare could be automatically and continuously monitored trough sensor technology. Monitoring sounds produced in a pig house could potentially indicate situations of impaired animal welfare. The objective of this study was to investigate whether a 24-hour feed deprivation as a stressor can be detected by analysing the number of pig screams. A newly developed pig scream sound monitor was used to count the number of screams in one compartment containing 24 pigs. Two trials of 15 days were held, in which half the pigs were subjected to 24 hours feed deprivation. The number of detected screams were analysed with Friedman tests. The number of screams was higher during the night of feed deprivation compared to the other nights (p = 0.006). This indicates that monitoring of pig screams is promising to detect situations which impair animal welfare such as periods of hunger.

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Vandermeulen, Joris, Claudia Bahr, Emanuela Tullo, et al. “Using a Pig Scream Sound Monitor to Give an Indication of the Pigs’ Impaired Welfare Due to Feed Deprivation.” Animal Hygiene and Welfare in Livestock Production, the First Step to Food Hygiene : Proceedings. Košice, Slovakia: International Society for Animal Hygiene (ISAH), 2015. 66–68. Print.
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Vandermeulen, Joris, Bahr, C., Tullo, E., Fontana, I., Ott, S., Kashiha, M., Guarino, M., et al. (2015). Using a pig scream sound monitor to give an indication of the pigs’ impaired welfare due to feed deprivation. Animal hygiene and welfare in livestock production, the first step to food hygiene : proceedings (pp. 66–68). Presented at the 17th International congress on Animal Hygiene (ISAH 2015), Košice, Slovakia: International Society for Animal Hygiene (ISAH).
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Vandermeulen, Joris, Claudia Bahr, Emanuela Tullo, Ilaria Fontana, Sanne Ott, Mohammadamin Kashiha, Marcella Guarino, et al. 2015. “Using a Pig Scream Sound Monitor to Give an Indication of the Pigs’ Impaired Welfare Due to Feed Deprivation.” In Animal Hygiene and Welfare in Livestock Production, the First Step to Food Hygiene : Proceedings, 66–68. Košice, Slovakia: International Society for Animal Hygiene (ISAH).
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Vandermeulen, Joris, Claudia Bahr, Emanuela Tullo, Ilaria Fontana, Sanne Ott, Mohammadamin Kashiha, Marcella Guarino, Christel Moons, Frank Tuyttens, Theo Niewold, and Daniel Berckmans. 2015. “Using a Pig Scream Sound Monitor to Give an Indication of the Pigs’ Impaired Welfare Due to Feed Deprivation.” In Animal Hygiene and Welfare in Livestock Production, the First Step to Food Hygiene : Proceedings, 66–68. Košice, Slovakia: International Society for Animal Hygiene (ISAH).
Vancouver
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Vandermeulen J, Bahr C, Tullo E, Fontana I, Ott S, Kashiha M, et al. Using a pig scream sound monitor to give an indication of the pigs’ impaired welfare due to feed deprivation. Animal hygiene and welfare in livestock production, the first step to food hygiene : proceedings. Košice, Slovakia: International Society for Animal Hygiene (ISAH); 2015. p. 66–8.
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J. Vandermeulen et al., “Using a pig scream sound monitor to give an indication of the pigs’ impaired welfare due to feed deprivation,” in Animal hygiene and welfare in livestock production, the first step to food hygiene : proceedings, Košice, Slovakia, 2015, pp. 66–68.
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  abstract     = {Aspects of on-farm animal welfare could be automatically and continuously monitored trough sensor technology. Monitoring sounds produced in a pig house could potentially indicate situations of impaired animal welfare. The objective of this study was to investigate whether a 24-hour feed deprivation as a stressor can be detected by analysing the number of pig screams. A newly developed pig scream sound monitor was used to count the number of screams in one compartment containing 24 pigs. Two trials of 15 days were held, in which half the pigs were subjected to 24 hours feed deprivation. The number of detected screams were analysed with Friedman tests. The number of screams was higher during the night of feed deprivation compared to the other nights (p = 0.006). This indicates that monitoring of pig screams is promising to detect situations which impair animal welfare such as periods of hunger.},
  author       = {Vandermeulen, Joris and Bahr, Claudia and Tullo, Emanuela and Fontana, Ilaria and Ott, Sanne and Kashiha, Mohammadamin and Guarino, Marcella and Moons, Christel and Tuyttens, Frank and Niewold, Theo and Berckmans, Daniel},
  booktitle    = {Animal hygiene and welfare in livestock production, the first step to food hygiene : proceedings},
  isbn         = {9788080774622},
  language     = {eng},
  location     = {Košice, Slovakia},
  pages        = {66--68},
  publisher    = {International Society for Animal Hygiene (ISAH)},
  title        = {Using a pig scream sound monitor to give an indication of the pigs' impaired welfare due to feed deprivation},
  year         = {2015},
}