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Projects finalised 2005

Tail-biting: Preventive strategies - temporary interruption, correction and prevention

Tail biting is a behavioural vice in growing pigs. It is widespread throughout the EU and causes major welfare problems and economic loss. Many studies have been carried out on this issue. These studies have indicated that many factors (both animal and environment related) play a role in the occurrence of tail biting. However, tail biting in pigs is still an elusive problem, and no clear strategy is available in practice to prevent pigs from tail biting or reduce tail b...

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