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Record number 414948
Title The risks associated with tail biting in pigs and possible means to reduce the need for tail docking.
Author(s) Bracke, M.B.M.; Edwards, S.; Geers, G.; O'Connell, N.E.; Juul-Pedersen, L.; Valros, A.
Source In: Preparatory work for the future development of animal based measures for assessing the welfare of weaned, growing and fattening pigs including aspects related to space allowance, floor types, tail biting and need for tail docking / Spoolder, H., Bracke, M., Mueller-Graf, C., Parma Italy : EFSA - p. 84 - 98.
Department(s) LR - Backoffice
Publication type Chapter in scientific book
Publication year 2011
Keyword(s) varkenshouderij - dierenwelzijn - ondersteunende maatregelen - varkens - dierlijke productie - meting - pig farming - animal welfare - support measures - pigs - animal production - measurement
Categories Animal Health and Welfare / Pigs
Abstract EFSA has issued in the past the 5 scientific opinions on different aspects related to the welfare of pig. The 5 scientific opinions are evaluated in two reports. The main objective of both reports is to present preparatory work for the future mandate on animal based measures for assessing pig welfare. It is a review of the literature provided in the opinions in order to identify gaps and potential areas to strengthen or amend the conclusions and recommendations of such opinions.
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