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Table 1 Behaviour ethogram for direct observations (scan sampling) at + 6 h and 24 h post-mixing (adapted from the WQ® protocol for growing pigs and Mc Guy et al., 2009 [8])

From: Preliminary findings on the effect of the pig appeasing pheromone in a slow releasing block on the welfare of pigs at weaning

Active behaviour  
Social negative behaviour Aggressive behaviour, including biting or any social behaviour with a response from the disturbed animal
Social positive behaviour Sniffing, nosing, licking and moving gently away from the animal without an aggressive or flight reaction from this individual
Feeding Head in one of the two feeders
Drinking Mouth on water dispenser
Exploring Sniffing, nosing, licking all features of the pen or paddock and manipulation of enrichment material
Other active behaviours All other active behaviours (air sniffing, gazing, walking etc.)
Non-Active behaviour  
Resting Sleeping (lying down with the eyes shut)