Understanding why pigs tail-bite is a challenge for many producers, as the behavior is often sporadic. Researchers at the University of Minnesota says littermates are more prone to the abnormal behavior.
People involved in responding, or preparing teams to respond, to accidents involving animals will receive critical information on the proper protocols, training and equipment needed to manage these events.
In the debate of antibiotic use, pig farmers know there are cases where antibiotic treatments are needed, but a growing public discontent makes decisions more complex. That can lead to unintended suffering for animals.