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- Munsterhjelm, C., et al. Show all 5 Authors
- Animal 2013 v.7 no.5 pp. 814-821
- alanine transaminase; alkaline phosphatase; analysis of variance; anemia; blood proteins; case-control studies; creatine kinase; farms; finishing; immune system; inflammation; necropsy; pathogens; swine; tail; tissues
- ... Health in relation to tail-biting behaviour was investigated on a problem farm. Quartets (n = 16) of age- and gender-matched fattening pigs including a tail biter (TB, n = 16), a victim (V, n = 16), a control in the same pen (Cₜb, n = 10) and a control in a pen where no tail biting was observed (Cₙₒ, n = 14) were chosen by direct behavioural observation. Haematological and clinicochemical analyses ...