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Prevent tail biting: watching – thinking – acting

{Tool} Prevent tail biting: watching – thinking – acting. [Schwanzbeissen verhindern: beobachten - erkennen - handeln.] Creator(s): Früh, Barbara; Vermeer, Herman and Dippel, Sabine. Issuing Organisation(s): FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture, FBN, FLI - Friedrich Löffler Institut, WUR - Wageningen University and Research, INRAE - National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food and the Environment, CEA LETI, DTI - Danish Technological Institute. (2017)

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[img] PDF - German/Deutsch (Schwanzbeissen verhindern: beobachten – erkennen – handeln)
[img] PDF - French/Francais (Prévention du cannibalisme de queue : regarder – penser – agir)
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[img] PDF - Dutch/Nederlands (Staartbijten voorkomen: observeren – herkennen – handelen)

Online at: https://www.fibl.org/en/shop-en/1026-tail-biting.html


This information sheet informs pig farmers on how to recognise the signs of tail biting and how to implement appropriate measures. It provides photos which help to identify tail biting according to the tail position and lesions. The tools is appropriate for all pig farmers, organic or conventional, as well as farm advisors.

Summary translation

Dieses Informationsblatt informiert Schweinehalter darüber, wie sie die Anzeichen von Schwanzbeißen erkennen und wie sie geeignete Maßnahmen ergreifen können. Es enthält Fotos, die helfen, Schwanzbeißen anhand der Schwanzstellung und der Läsionen zu erkennen. Das Hilfsmittel ist für alle Schweinehalter, ob ökologisch oder konventionell, sowie für Betriebsberater geeignet.

EPrint Type:Practice tool
Teaser:Prevent tail biting with this simple checklist.
What problem does the tool address?:Tail biting is a common challenge in pig husbandry.
What solution does the tool offer?:The checklist points out the typical symptoms associated with the problem of tail biting in pig husbandry and helps in the early detection of the problem.
Country:Denmark, France, Germany, Netherlands, Switzerland
Type of Practice Tool:Leaflets & guidelines
Keywords:animal husbandry, animal production, swine, animal health, animal welfare
Agrovoc keywords:
Englishanimal husbandryhttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_8532
Englishanimal productionhttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_437
Englishanimal healthhttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_431
Englishanimal welfarehttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_443
Subjects: Animal husbandry > Health and welfare
Animal husbandry > Production systems > Pigs
Research affiliation: European Union > Horizon 2020 > OK-Net EcoFeed
European Union > Horizon 2020 > OK-Net EcoFeed > Selected tools
Switzerland > FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture Switzerland > Animal Husbandry and Breeding
Germany > Federal Research Institute of Animal Health - FLI
France > INRA - Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique
Netherlands > Wageningen University & Research (WUR)
Denmark > Other organizations
Related Links:https://www.eurcaw.eu/en/eurcaw-pigs.htm, https://organic-farmknowledge.org/tool/38220, https://www.fibl.org/en/shop-en/1026-tail-biting.html, https://www.fibl.org/, https://www.facebook.com/organicfarmknowledge/posts/742281856620954, https://twitter.com/farm_knowledge/status/1295858660435013632
Project ID:oknet
Deposited By: Dietemann, Lauren
ID Code:38220
Deposited On:03 Aug 2020 08:32
Last Modified:27 Nov 2020 17:18
Document Language:English, German/Deutsch, Danish/Dansk, Dutch/Nederlands, French/Francais

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