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Swine are a frequent species of choice for testing new surgical procedures and for transplantation studies. However, information concerning best practice to prepare pigs for surgery and postoperative treatment and monitoring is limited, despite a perception that preoperative socialization is...

Author(s)
Nicholls, S. M.; Mitchard, L. K.; Murrell, J. C.; Dick, A. D.; Bailey, M.
Publisher
Royal Society of Medicine Press Limited, London, UK
Citation
Laboratory Animals, 2012, 46, 1, pp 59-64
Abstract

Approximately 5% of pigs slaughtered in the UK have been tail-bitten, leading to welfare and production issues. Tail biting is sporadic and not all pigs tail bite. The aim of this study was to identify factors that are common in pigs that perform tail-biting behaviour, and that might be used in a...

Author(s)
Beattie, V. E.; Breuer, K.; O'Connell, N. E.; Sneddon, I. A.; Mercer, J. T.; Rance, K. A.; Sutcliffe, M. E. M.; Edwards, S. A.
Publisher
British Society of Animal Science, Penicuik, UK
Citation
Animal Science, 2005, 80, 3, pp 307-312
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Author(s)
Cockram, M. S.; Mitchell, M. A.
Citation
Occasional Publication - British Society of Animal Science, 1999, No. 23, pp 43-64

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