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Table 2 Activity and non-activity of pigs during fattening period presented as a percentage of the total time from 7 am to 7 pm for each parameter

From: Behaviour of fattening pigs fed with liquid feed and dry feed

  Non-activity Activity
  Resting Sleeping Eatinga Activity Nosingb Nibblingc
  (%) (%) (%) (%) (%) (%)
Installation week 1       
 Wet feeding 14.2 26.9 1.6 39.4 17.8 0.1
 Dry feeding 12.4 44.6 2.5 38.7 0.5 1.3
Installation week 6       
 Wet feeding 9.3 55.6 1.3 30.9 - 2.9
 Dry feeding 43.7 41.3 1.9 11.9 - 1.2
Installation week 13       
 Wet feeding 10.3 66.8 0.7 21.8 - 0.4
 Dry feeding 29.7 55.4 1.4 13.0 - 0.5
Mean of 1, 6 & 13       
 Wet feeding 11.3 49.8 1.2 30.7 5.9 1.1
 Dry feeding 28.6 47.1 1.9 21.2 0.2 1.0
  1. The table compare a wet feeding system with a dry feeding system during the first, sixth and thirteenth week of the fattening period. Bolded data represent significantly (P < 0.001) higher percentage of the merged parameters for activity and non-activity within observation week than the un-bolded data
  2. aTotal eating time; bBelly-nosing; cNibbling tail or ear