A research project called "New innovations for environmental enrichment on pig farms" was carried out in Finland on three commercial pig farms during the years 2012 and 2013. The number of animals in the research project totalled 1436 finishing pigs, 167 breeder pigs and 304 suckling piglets. The project was planned and implemented by the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the University of Helsinki. The leader of the project was Professor Anna Valros, and researcher Helena Telkänranta was in charge of planning and implementing the project. Additionally, the planning phase included input by foreign experts such as Marc Bracke of the Wageningen University in the Netherlands and Jeremy Marchant-Forde of the Agricultural Research Service of the United States Department of Agriculture. In the implementation phase, there also were students of animal husbandry and veterinary medicine doing their Masters and Licenciate theses in the project. The project was funded by the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry in Finland and by the University of Helsinki. The project also collaborated with the Finnish pig producers' association Suomen Sikayrittäjät, which assisted in e.g. recruiting the farms on which the research was carried out.
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