Tail-biting in growing-finishing pigs

Background: Tail biting is a common problem in swine production. Tail biting not only causes economic losses for pork producers, but also results in major negative implications for welfare of pigs. Currently, the common method to prevent tail biting is…

Protecting low ranking sows in group-housing systems

Background: In group-housing systems, low-ranking sows are usually defeated and injured by high ranking sows. This results in low-ranking sows becoming fearful of further conflicts when attempting to obtain feed which leads to inadequate feed intake and poor body condition.…