Vocal and tactile communication during suckling in pigs aspects on functions and effects of continuous noise by Bo Algers

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Published by Sveriges Lantbruksuniversitet in Uppsala .

Written in English

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  • Swine -- Vocalization.,
  • Touch.,
  • Animal behavior.,
  • Animal communication.

Edition Notes

Series of papers combined to form a thesis.

Book details

StatementBo Algers.
SeriesSKARA report -- 25
ContributionsSveriges Lantbruksuniversitet.
The Physical Object
Pagination162p. :
Number of Pages162
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21736611M
ISBN 10915763713X

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