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Solutions are needed to keep pigs under commercial conditions without tail biting outbreaks (TBOs). However, as TBOs are inevitable, even in well managed farms, it is crucial to know how to manage TBOs when they occur. We evaluated the effectiveness of multi-step intervention protocols to control...

Author(s)
Chou JenYun; O'Driscoll, K.; D'Eath, R. B.; Sandercock, D. A.; Camerlink, I.
Publisher
MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland
Citation
Animals, 2019, 9, 8, pp 582
Abstract

Tail biting in pigs is an animal welfare problem, and tail biting should be prevented from developing into tail damage. One strategy could be to predict events of tail biting so that the farmer can make timely interventions in specific pens. In the current investigation, sensor data on water usage...

Author(s)
Larsen, M. L. V.; Pedersen, L. J.; Jensen, D. B.
Publisher
MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland
Citation
Animals, 2019, 9, 7, pp 458
Abstract

The inclusion of emotional indicators in farm monitoring methods can improve welfare assessments. Studies in controlled conditions have suggested that increased tail movement is an indicator of positive emotions in pigs, while others have proposed that increased ear movements are linked to negative ...

Author(s)
Marcet-Rius, M.; Fàbrega, E.; Cozzi, A.; Bienboire-Frosini, C.; Descout, E.; Velarde, A.; Pageat, P.
Publisher
MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland
Citation
Animals, 2019, 9, 7, pp 449
Abstract

The current study describes the results obtained from clinical examination of over 4700 suckling piglets from 19 individual herds in Germany. In this cohort the prevalence of inflammation and necrosis in the tails, ears, claw coronary bands, heels and teats was determined using a pre-defined...

Author(s)
Reiner, G.; Lechner, M.; Eisenack, A.; Kallenbach, K.; Rau, K.; Müller, S.; Fink-Gremmels, J.
Publisher
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK
Citation
Animal, 2019, 13, 9, pp 2007-2017
Abstract

A sampling technique has been validated to monitor porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus 2 (PRRSV-2) using the serosanguinous exudate known as processing fluids (PFs) that accumulate from tissues obtained during tail docking and castration. PFs are an aggregate sample of large numbers ...

Author(s)
Vilalta, C.; Baker, J.; Sanhueza, J.; Murray, D.; Sponheim, A.; Alvarez, J.; Sylvia, F.; Polson, D.; Torremorell, M.; Corzo, C.; Morrison, R. B.
Publisher
Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks, USA
Citation
Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation, 2019, 31, 4, pp 625-628
Abstract

This study examined electroencephalographic (EEG) indices of acute nociception in pigs (Sus scrofa) aged 1, 5, 7, 10, 12 and 15 days, post-natal. Ten pigs per age were anaesthetised with halothane in oxygen and maintained at a light plane of anaesthesia. EEG was recorded bilaterally using a...

Author(s)
Kells, N. J.; Beausoleil, N. J.; Sutherland, M. A.; Johnson, C. B.
Publisher
Universities Federation for Animal Welfare (UFAW), Wheathampstead, UK
Citation
Animal Welfare, 2019, 28, 3, pp 317-329
AbstractFull Text

Genomic DNA (gDNA) is a prerequisite for genomic research. However, the collection of blood samples from young animals for gDNA extraction is not practical. Since piglet tail docking is routinely performed in pig farms to prevent injury from tail biting, docking tails served as a practical source...

Author(s)
Yimpring, N.; Teankum, K.; Suriyaphol, P.; Am-in, N.; Suriyaphol, G.
Publisher
Faculty of Veterinary Science, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand
Citation
Thai Journal of Veterinary Medicine, 2019, 49, 1, pp 65-69
Abstract

Good husbandry conditions on farms is of key importance for assuring animal welfare. One of the most important legal documents regulating the rules of maintaining pigs is the Directive 2008/120/EC, which states that group-housed pigs should have access to litter or other materials that provide...

Author(s)
Godyń, D.; Nowicki, J.; Herbut, P.
Publisher
MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland
Citation
Animals, 2019, 9, 6, pp 383
Abstract

Tail biting in pigs is an injurious behaviour that spreads rapidly in a group. We investigated three different treatments to stop ongoing tail biting outbreaks in 65 pens of 6-30 kg undocked pigs (30 pigs per pen; SD=2): (1) straw (7 g/pig/day on the floor), (2) rope, and (3) Bite-Rite (a hanging...

Author(s)
Lahrmann, H. P.; Faustrup, J. F.; Hansen, C. F.; D'Eath, R. B.; Nielsen, J. P.; Forkman, B.
Publisher
MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland
Citation
Animals, 2019, 9, 6, pp 365
Abstract

Tail damage within the production of finisher pigs is an animal welfare problem. Recent research suggests that removal of known risk factors may not be enough to eliminate tail biting, especially in undocked pigs, thus a different strategy is worth investigating. This could be early detection of ...

Author(s)
Larsen, M. L. V.; Andersen, H. M. L.; Pedersen, L. J.
Publisher
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK
Citation
Animal, 2019, 13, 5, pp 1037-1044

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