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Tail Biting Risk Factors in Pigs

Tail biting is a result of pigs experiencing stress. Stress can come from many sources. The risk factors can be different for each farm. This is why tail biting can be hard to manage. 

Risk factors include:

  • Stocking density
  • Social stress
  • Feed & water
  • Pen & environment
  • Health
  • Genetics
  • Environmental enrichment 

View inforgraghic below for more information - view as pdf here Tail biting risk factors in pigs inforgraphic