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Roberta Maria D’Alessio PhD Student Pig Development Department

One in the series of videos from our PhD students in the Pig Development Department. Roberta Maria D’Alessio study is focussed on the animal welfare issue of tail biting. In the video below Roberta describes the process she is going through for her research project.

Roberta Maria D’Alessio is a postgraduate student with the Pig Development Department researching the development and implementation of a tail biting risk assessment tool on commercial pig farms. This project aims to identify factors that can be controlled and modified to reduce stress levels in pigs and to reduce the risk of tailbiting on Irish pig farms and improve health and welfare of the pigs.

Roberta's Teagasc supervisors are Keelin O'Driscoll and Laura Boyle.

Find out more here about the Teagasc Pig Development Department