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SubProgram 1A – Mating and Lactation Innovations
1A-114: Can oxytocin nasal spray improve gilt behaviour during the peri-partum period and increase the weaning weight of piglets. – Cameron Ralph, SARDI
SubProgram 1B – Innovative Weaning Systems
1B-104: The gradual weaning of piglets: how an intermittent suckling regime can contribute to pigs overcoming nutritional and environmental stressors at weaning – John Pluske, Murdoch University – Summary – Report
SubProgram 1C- Management of Sows in Groups
1C-102: Effects of aggressive characteristics of individual sows and mixing strategies on the productivity and welfare of group-housed gestating sows – Paul Hemsworth, University of Melbourne – Summary Report
1C-104: Lactation Pens – Geordie Charles, CIFE, Clara Singh, University of Melbourne – Report
1C-106: Reducing aggression in group-housed gestating sows through manipulation of dietary water holding capacity and hind-gut fermentation substrates to control gut distension and blood VFA levels – Rob van Barneveld, CHM – Summary Report
1C-117: Influence of social grouping before and after mating on sow welfare and fertility under commercial conditions – Roy Kirkwood, University of Adelaide – Cancelled