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Steve Dunkley

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AHDB Pork KE

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Development and evaluation of prevention and outbreak husbandry advisory tools

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Research partners: University of Bristol and Newcastle University

Industrial partners: RSPCA, Pig producers

Sponsors: AHDB Pork, RSPCA

Project duration: 2006 - 2009 

Aims and objectives

To identify risks associated with tail biting and to apply this knowledge with the aim of preventing and reducing tail biting. 

Findings

  • Results from the survey were used to fine-tune the understanding of the relative importance of different risk factors in order to help prioritise preventative measures on different types of unit
  • A calculator of tail biting risks was made available online via Bristol University
  • A related project was also carried out on seven units aimed at reducing the impact of tail biting once an outbreak had occurred.

Further information

Final report