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New EU project aims to reduce tail biting and docking in pigs

Scientists from eight countries are starting a research project on how to prevent one of the major behavioural problems on commercial pig farms: tail biting. The aim of the collaboration is to yield new knowledge which will help to remove the need for tail docking, the currently widespread preventive practice of cutting off part of the tails of young piglets.. Why do pigs’ tails get...
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New project aims to end tail docking in pigs

A project which aims to end tail docking of pigs was launched this month. A group of seven European research institutions, including Scotland’s Rural College and Newcastle University, have been awarded €2.5M for their collaborative project ‘FareWellDock’. They hope that by decreasing tail biting risk through environmental enrichment and developing better early warning tools of impending...
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