2012
DOI: 10.1590/s0100-736x2012001000003 View full text |Buy / Rent full text
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Abstract: The present study assessed the association of tail-biting lesions in ϐinishing pigs with weight gain, occurrence of locomotion or respiratory disorders and abscesses during ϐi-nishing period, and carcass condemnation at slaughter. The study was carried out on 4 different farms. For each animal with a tail biting lesion, two control pigs were selected. The total number of animals in the study was 312, with 104 of them being tail-bitten. Tail lesions were classiϐied according to the degree of severity into four … Show more

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