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- Munsterhjelm, C., et al. Show all 8 Authors
- Physiology & behavior 2017 v.179 pp. 298-307
- aggression; animal welfare; blood sampling; boars; clinical examination; computed tomography; farms; feed intake; health status; interleukin-12; osteochondrosis; respiratory tract diseases; risk factors; social behavior; tail biting; Norway
- ... Tail biting is detrimental to animal welfare and has negative consequences for producer economy. Poor health is one of the risk factors for tail biting. The first aim of this study was therefore to test for links between health status and behavior related to tail biting at the individual level. The second aim of this study was to test whether variation in cytokines was related to variation in soci ...