Mood, personality affect decisions of pigs

New study demonstrates that animal's combined mood and personality have a significant impact on its outlook.

As swine management continues to adapt to changing housing situations such as group housing for sows and electronic feeding stations for finishing pigs, swine behavior also continues to gain importance.

The judgments and decisions pigs make are governed by their mood — whether good or bad — and their personality type, according to new research from the U.K.

The new study — carried out by scientists specializing in animal behavior and welfare at the University of Lincoln and

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