The Pig Y-maze is a purpose built apparatus with solid walls and a concrete floor. It was used by Paul H. Hemsworth et al.(2011), to examine effects of deprivation of feed, social contact and bedding on the choice behaviour of pigs in Y maze tests.
The pigs in the start-box could see the choice options located at the ends of the short arms. Pigs were held in the start box for 5 s before testing and were allowed 2 min in the short arm chosen in each trial. Thus depending on the short arm entered, pigs had either unrestricted access to feed or bedding or the opportunity to physically interact with the stimulus pigs through a mesh gate.
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Price & Dimensions
- Length of start-box: 2m
- Width of start-box: 1.5m
- Length of two short arms: 2m
- Width of two short arms: 1.5m
- Length of long arm: 3m
- Width of long arm: 1.5m