|Amaral,Pedro I. S.; Campos,Alessandro T.; Esteves Junior,Roberto da C.; Esteves,Gabriella F.; Yanagi Junior,Tadayuki; Leite,Maria E. C. R..
|ABSTRACT The objective of this study was to characterize the thermal environment and evaluate the behavior of finishing pigs housed in deep bedding and conventional systems. The work was carried out in the Department of Animal Science of the Federal Institute of Education, Science and Technology of Southeast Minas Gerais, Rio Pomba campus. Three pens were used in an installation for breeding pigs in their finishing phase. Two pens contained deep bedding, with wood shavings and rice husks. The remaining pen was a conventional system. The behavior of the piglets was observed from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., noting the behaviors with the use of an ethogram, while data relating to the thermal environment in the stalls were automatically collected using data loggers....
|Palavras-chave: Animal welfare; Animal behavior; Swine breeding; Breeding systems.