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Master Thesis

Étude de solutions pour limiter la caudophagie en élevage porcin sur caillebotis

Abstract : Tail biting is an abnormal behaviour of pigs which can lead to serious welfare problems, such as infections, but also economic losses for pig production. Tail biting can occur following stress or may be due to boredom and lack of stimulation for pigs. A way to limit tail biting is to provide loose materials such as straw on the floor in order for the pigs to express foraging behaviours. However, the provision of loose materials is difficult in systems with partly or fully slatted floors. In order to deal with tail biting, farmers used to practice tail docking at birth. Nevertheless, routine tail docking is not permitted in the European Union. The aim of this study is to explore solutions to limit tail biting in pigs on fully-slatted floor, without tail docking. Three solutions were tested in three different pig husbandries...
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Constance Drique. Étude de solutions pour limiter la caudophagie en élevage porcin sur caillebotis. Sciences du Vivant [q-bio]. 2019. ⟨dumas-02638123⟩



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