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Pig Industry News By Category: Tail biting
17 May 2018
Tell-tail signs: 3D cameras alerting problem behaviours in pigs
A high-tech system involving 3D cameras could help UK farmers spot the early warning signs of tail biting in pigs – a health and welfare concern in affected pigs and a significant economic concern for...
24 February 2017
Driving Savings From Handling & Transporting Pigs
GLOBAL - In the increasingly competitive global swine industry we must continue to look for any and all opportunities to maximize efficiency and deliver on profit potential. ...
16 February 2017
Novus Hosts Next Generation Swine Nutritionist Council Meeting
US - Last week, Novus International hosted the inaugural meeting of the Next Generation Swine Nutritionist Council....
14 February 2017
Latest BIOMIN Mycotoxin Survey Reveals High Risk to Livestock Globally
GLOBAL - Mycotoxin-related threats to livestock production are higher this year than in the past, according to the latest 2016 BIOMIN Mycotoxin Survey....
13 February 2017
Food Safety & Animal Nutrition Course in Spain
SPAIN - Multinational Feed Additives Producer Nutriad, headquartered in Belgium, participated in the Food Safety and Animal Nutrition Course organized by Universidad Internacional Menéndez Pelayo, which...
20 January 2017
Big Dutchman Expands in the Asia-Pacific
GLOBAL - Big Dutchman recently expanded in three countries at the same time in the Asia-Pacific region:...
12 January 2017
Nutriad Supporting US Customers on Veterinary Feed Directive
GLOBAL - The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is taking numerous steps and actions to ensure that antibiotics are being used judiciously in Food Animal Production. ...
09 January 2017
Nutriad Highlights Additive Solutions at IPPE
US - Multinational feed additives producer Nutriad, headquartered in Europe, initially started its USA operations in the US as Feed Flavors, back in 1963. ...
07 November 2016
Nutriad Accelerating in the Americas
GLOBAL - Nutriad, multinational feed additives producer headquartered in Europe, continues to invest in North, Central and South America....
03 November 2016
Can We Manage Pigs Without Tail Docking?
GLOBAL - Good animal welfare means that pigs should not experience pain however there are procedures that are done with pigs’ overall welfare in mind but that do cause pain....
28 October 2016
Win a Year’s Online Bitesize CPD from Improve International at the London Vet Show
UK - Veterinary CPD provider Improve International is offering six subscriptions each day to its popular Online Bitesize CPD training programme on its stand – D25 - at the London Vet Show. Visitors...
06 September 2016
MSD Animal Health Supports Young Veterinarian in Tropical Animal Health Research
ETHIOPIA - MSD Animal Health (known as Merck Animal Health in the US and Canada) today announced it will sponsor veterinarian, Wudu Temesgen Jemberu, who will present data on the economic impact of Foot...
15 August 2016
Cutting Tail Biting, Without Cutting the Tail
GLOBAL - Research presented at the 2016 International Pig Veterinary Society (IPVS) conference shedded new light on how pig tail biting may be prevented, while avoiding the health and welfare risks associated...
14 March 2016
AHDB Pork Tackling the Tail-Biting Challenge
UK - The challenge of tail-biting is one with which the industry has been grappling for years with no solution found. Now, AHDB Pork, the RSPCA (RSPCA Assured) and the University of Helsinki have joined...
22 July 2015
Tail Biting and Antibiotics Head Pig Sector Health and Welfare Targets
ANALYSIS - Tail biting among pigs and the use of antimicrobials and antibiotic resistance are key areas to be targeted by the Pig Health and Welfare Council this year....
01 May 2015
Danish Pig Sector Delivering Improvements in Welfare
DENMARK - The Danish pig meat sector is forging ahead with measures to improve the welfare of pigs and also the eating quality and consumer image of the sector....
09 April 2015
Breeding Programme to Use Pen Mate Genomics to Improve Pig Behaviour
DENMARK - A new research project will harness information technology to breed pigs that are less inclined to bite tails and that utilise the feed more efficiently, in a collaboration between Aarhus University...
10 November 2014
Research into Reducing Biting Behaviour
NETHERLANDS - “Pigs selected on indirect genetic effects for growth display less biting behaviour,” concluded Irene Camerlink after researching Indirect Genetic Effects. ...
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