Niemi, Jarkko K.; Sinisalo, Alina; Valros, Anna and Heinonen, Mari (2011) The timing and treatment of tail biting in fattening pigs. Keynote presentation at: Food, feed, fuel and fun : Nordic light on future land use and rural development, 24 th NJF congress, Uppsala, Sweden, June 14-16, 2011.
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The victims of TB have a reduced growth potential.
In addition, victims of TB have reduced growth rate.
The victims are likely to suffer more frequently from other health disordes than pigs with non-bitten tails.
Tail biting was often preceded by leg disorders and followed by reduced appetite, which may be associated with reduced growth rate of victims of tail biting.
The costs of TB were particularly heavy when medication was needed and when the fattening of the victims could not be continued as planned.
As TB behaves like an epidemic, immediate response to tail biting is important to prevent further cases and economic damage.
|EPrint Type:||Conference paper, poster, etc.|
|Type of presentation:||Keynote presentation|
|Keywords:||tail biting, fattening pigs|
|Subjects:||Animal husbandry > Health and welfare|
|Research affiliation:|| Finland > Univ. Helsinki|
Finland > MTT Agrifood Research
|Deposited By:||Koistinen, Riitta|
|Deposited On:||28 Oct 2011 12:38|
|Last Modified:||28 Oct 2011 12:38|
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