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Tail Posture as an Indicator of Tail Biting in Undocked Finishing Pigs

Authors
  • Wallgren, Torun
  • Larsen, Anne
  • Gunnarsson, Stefan
Publication Date
Jan 08, 2019
Source
MDPI
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Language
English
License
Green
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Abstract

67.5% of the time, with 55.2% sensitivity and 79.7% specificity, respectively. The method of observing the tail position at feeding seems useful as a complement to normal inspection for detecting tail biting before tail wounds are visible to the caretaker.

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