Degree project: Training of pigs to enter new environments

Last changed: 16 April 2019

A project suitable for both BSc and MSc students. The size of the project is
adapted to the student's level and time available. This project aims to measure
the time and effort needed to train growing pigs to reliably enter e.g. a
scale. A signal for moving forward is first trained in the home environment and
then the pigs are tested in an unfamiliar environment. The underlying aim is to
measure how demanding it is to train pigs to move forward on a command, e.g. to
enter a transport vehicle. The student should be experienced in animal training
and used to, or have a profound interest in, pigs.

Contact: Jenny Yngvesson