Publications

Peer-reviewed scientific publications

* Bracke, MBM, Ettema K, 2014. Pigs suffering from injurious behaviours like flank biting and tail biting are more interested to manipulate a novel rope than uninjured control animals. Proceedings of Measuring Behavior 2014, (Wageningen, The Netherlands, August 27-29, 2014). Editors: A.J. Spink, L.W.S. Loijens, M. Woloszynowska-Fraser & L.P.J.J. Noldus (short scientific paper & oral conference presentation).

* Courboulay V, Gillardeau M, Meunier-Salaun MC, Prunier A (2015). La prise en charge de la doleur lors de la caudectomie et de la castration des procelets [Pain relief at piglet tail docking and castration]. Journees de la Recherche Porcine en France 47: 235-240.

* Di Giminiani P, Sandercock DA, Malcolm EM, Leach M, Herskin MS, Edwards SA, 2016. Application of a handheld Pressure Application Measurement device for the characterisation of mechanical nociceptive thresholds in intact pig tails. Physiology & Behavior 165: 119–126.

* Di Giminiani P, Sandercock DA, Malcolm EM, Leach M, Herskin MS, Edwards SA., In prep. Characterization of short and long-term mechanical sensitization following surgical tail amputation in pigs.

* Di Giminiani P, Scollo A, Gottardo F, Malcolm EM, Edwards SA, Leach MC (2016).  Development of a piglet grimace scale to assess tail docking and castration pain. Frontiers in Veterinary Science 3:100. doi: 10.3389/fvets.2016.00100

* Herskin, M.S., K. Thodberg and H. E. Jensen. 2015. Effects of tail docking and docking length on neuroanatomical changes in healed tail tips of pigs. Animal 9: 677-681

* Herskin, M.S., P. Di Giminiani, K. Thodberg, 2016. Effects of administration of a local anaesthetic and/or an NSAID and of docking length on the behaviour of piglets during 5 h after tail docking. Research in Veterinary Science 108: 60–67.

* Herskin. M.S., Jensen, H.E., Jespersen, A., Forkman, B. Jensen, M.B., Canibe, N. and Pedersen, L.J., 2016. Impact of the amount of straw provided to pigs kept in intensive production conditions on the occurrence and severity of gastric ulceration at slaughter. Research in Veterinary Science 104 (2016) 200–206

* Jensen, M.B., Herskin, M, Forkman, B, Pedersen, L.J., 2015. Effect of increasing amounts of straw on pigs’ explorative behaviour. Applied Animal Behaviour Science 171, 58–63.

* Jensen, K.H., Jorgensen, L., Haugegaard, S., Herskin, S, Jensen, M.B. , Pedersen, L.J. and Canibe, N., 2017 (In press). The dose-response relationship between the amount of straw provided on the floor and gastric ulceration of pars oesophagea in growing pigs. Accepted by Research in Veterinary Science

* Marchant-Forde, JN, Munsterhjelm, C, Heinonen, M, and  Valros, A, In prep. Investigation of behavioral sequences in pig tail-biting events.

* Munsterhjelm C and Nordgreen J, Aae F, Heinonen M, Olstad K, Aasmundstad T, Janczak AM, Valros A., In prep. To be blamed or pitied? The effect of illness on social behaviour, cytokine levels and feed intake in undocked boars.

* Munsterhjelm C, Nordgreen J, Aae F, Popova A, Heinonen M, Janczak AM, Valros A., In prep. Effects of LPS-induced sickness on social behaviour in growing pigs

* Munsterhjelm, C., Heinonen, M., Valros, A. (2015).  Effects of clinical lameness and tail biting lesions on voluntary feed intake in growing pigs, Livestock Science 181, 210–219

* Munsterhjelm, C., Heinonen, M., & Valros, A. (2016). Can tail-in-mouth behaviour in weaned piglets be predicted by behaviour and performance?. Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 184, 16-24.

* Nordgreen J, Munsterhjelm C, Aae F, Popova A, Boysen P, Ranheim B, Rasplewich J, Piepponen P, Heinonen M, Lervik A, Valros A, Janczak AM, In prep. The effect of LPS exposure on inflammatory markers in blood and brain and on behaviour in individually housed pigs

* Sandercock DA, Coe JE, Di Giminiani P, Edwards SA, 2016 (submitted). Determination of stable reference genes for RT-qPCR expression data in mechanistic pain studies on pig dorsal root ganglia and spinal cord. (submitted).

* Sandercock DA, Coe JE, Di Giminiani P, Edwards SA. In prep. Tail docking induced peripheral nerve injury: effects on long-term changes in peripheral and spinal nociceptive processing in neonatal tail docked pigs.

* Sandercock DA, Smith SH, Di Giminiani P, Edwards SA, 2016. Histopathological Characterization of Tail Injury and Traumatic Neuroma Development after Tail Docking in Piglets.  Journal of Comparative Pathology 155: 40-49.

* Tallet, C., M. Rakotomahandry, S. Herlemont, M. C. Meunier-Salaün, and A. Prunier. 2016. Impact de la coupe de queue sur le comportement des porcelets allaités. In: 48èmes Journées de la Recherche Porcine en France, 48, 235-236

* Tallet C, Rakotomahandry M, Herlemont S, Prunier A, In prep. Vocalizations, ear, tail and body postures: behavioral evidences of pain due to tail docking in piglets (Sus scrofa) till weaning

* Telkänranta H, J.N. Marchant-Forde and A. Valros. 2015. Tear staining in pigs: a potential tool for welfare assessment on commercial farms. Animal 25: 1-8.

* Valros, A and Heinonen, M, 2015. Save the pig tail. Porcine Health Management. 2015, 1:2, DOI: 10.1186/2055-5660-1-2.

* Valros, A, Munsterhjelm, C, Hänninen, L, Kauppinen, T and Heinonen, M, 2016. Managing undocked pigs – on-farm prevention of tail biting and attitudes towards tail biting and docking. Porcine Health Management 2:2.

* Valros A, 2015. Housing and management strategies to reduce tail biting EAAP 2015 (invited presentation).

* Wallgren, Westin and Gunnarsson (2016). A survey of straw use and tail biting in Swedish pig farms rearing undocked pigs. Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 58:84. DOI: 10.1186/s13028-016-0266-8

* Wallgren, Westin and Gunnarsson, In prep. Impact of straw ration on tail-,ear and flank biting and pig directed behaviour in pigs.

* Wallgren, Westin and Gunnarsson, In prep. Evaluation of accessible straw screening method and permanent access of manipulable material to ensure fulfilling of pigs explorative behaviour.

* Di Giminiani, P., Sandra A. Edwards, Emma M. Malcolm, Matthew C. Leach, Mette S. Herskin & Dale A. Sandercock. 2017. Characterization of short- and long-term mechanical sensitisation following surgical tail amputation in pigs. Nature Scientific Reports.

Scientific book chapters

* Bracke, M.B.M., Submitted. Chains as proper enrichment for intensively-farmed pigs?, In: Spinka, M. (Ed.), Advances in Pig Welfare, Elsevier.

* Herskin & Di Giminiani: Pain in pigs – Characterization, Mechanisms and Indicators. Submitted. In: Spinka, M. (Ed.), Advances in Pig Welfare, Elsevier.

* Marchant-Forde & Herskin: Pigs as Laboratory Animals. Submitted In: Spinka, M. (Ed.), Advances in Pig Welfare, Elsevier.

* Pedersen, LJ, Submitted. Overview of commercial pig production systems and their main welfare challenges. In: Spinka, M. (Ed.), Advances in Pig Welfare, Elsevier.

* Telkänranta & Edwards. Lifetime consequences of the early physical and social environment of piglets. Submitted In: Spinka, M. (Ed.), Advances in Pig Welfare, Elsevier.

* Valros, A, Submitted. Tail biting. In: Spinka, M. (Ed.), Advances in Pig Welfare, Elsevier.

 Conference contributions

* Herskin, M.S. and P. Di Giminiani, 2017.  Pigs in pain—causes, mechanisms, and possibilities for future development. Abstract from BEHAVIOR, HOUSING, AND WELL-BEING SYMPOSIUM: FINDING EFFECTIVE WAYS TO MANAGE PAIN IN LIVESTOCK, a conference of the  American Society for Animal Science Midwestern Meeting, Omaha, NE, 13-15 March 2017

* Bracke, MBM, 2016. Enrichment materials for intensively-farmed pigs – From review to preview (Conference abstract & presentation, ICPD 2016). In: Kemp, B. et al., 2016. 16th International Conference on Production Diseases in Farm Animals. June 20-23, 2016. Wageningen, NL. p. 179.

* Bracke, M.B.M., Ettema K. 2014. Pigs suffering from injurious behaviours like flank biting and tail biting are more interested to manipulate a novel rope than uninjured control animals. Proceedings of Measuring Behavior 2014, (Wageningen, The Netherlands, August 27-29, 2014). Editors: A.J. Spink, L.W.S. Loijens, M. Woloszynowska-Fraser & L.P.J.J. Noldus (short scientific paper & oral conference presentation).

* Carr RW, Coe JE, Forsch E, Schmelz M, Sandercock DA, 2015. Structural and functional characterisation of peripheral axons in the caudal nerve of the neonatal pigs: Preliminary data. Proceedings of the 9th Congress of the European Federation of IASP Chapters (EFIC), Vienna, Austria, 2nd-5th September 2015 (Abstract & poster).

* Courboulay V, Gillardeau M, Meunier-Salaun MC, Prunier A, 2015. Effects of piglet age on various indicators assessing pain at tail docking, with or without analgesia. In: 6th conference on the assessment of Animal Welfare at Farm and Group level, Clermont Ferrand, p. 253.

* Di Giminiani P, Malcolm EM, Scollo A, Gottardo F, Edwards SA, Leach MC, 2016. Development of a piglet grimace scale to assess tail docking and castration pain. Proc UFAW Annual Meeting, York, 23rd June 2016.

* Di Giminiani P, Sandercock DA, Malcolm EL, Leach MC, Herskin MS, Edwards SA., 2016. Characterisation of short and long-term changes in mechanical nociceptive thresholds in pigs following tail injury. In: 50th congress of the International Society for Applied Ethology congress. 2016, Edinburgh, UK.

* Di Giminiani P, Sandercock DA, Malcolm EL, Leach MC, Edwards SA, 2014. Assessment of immediate and long-term changes in pain sensitivity following tail-docking in pigs. Proceedings of the RSPCA/AHVLA meeting on the welfare of agricultural animals in research. Weybridge, Surrey, UK. September 18th 2014.

* Di Giminiani P, Malcolm EL, Leach MC, Herskin MS, Sandercock DA, Edwards SA, 2016. Temporal changes in mechanical nociceptive thresholds in juvenile pigs subjected to surgical tail amputation: a model of injury induced by tail biting. Royal Dublin Society: Abstracts book of the 24th International Pig Veterinary Society (IPVS) Congress, Dublin, Republic of Ireland 7-10th June 2016. p. 649.

* Di Giminiani P, Malcolm EL, Leach MC, Herskin MS, Sandercock DA, Edwards SA (2015) Assessment of tail sensitivity to mechanical stimulation before and after tail resection in pigs. Proceedings of the 49th Congress of the International Society for Applied Ethology, Sapporo Hokkaido, Japan 14-17th September 2015.

* Di Gininiani P, Stausholm JS, Viitasaari E, Petersen LJ, Herskin MS 2015. Description of mechanical nociceptive testing on hind legs and tails of pigs. Abstract 1054, Proceedings of the 9th EFIC Congress, Vienna, Sept 2-5. Poster

* Edwards SA, 2015. Assessment and alleviation of pain in pig production. Proceedings of the International Conference on Pig Welfare, Copenhagen. 29-30 April. p22-25 (invited presentation).

* Edwards, S., 2016. The perception of pain by pigs and implications for farm and veterinary practice. Royal Dublin Society: Abstracts book of the 24th International Pig Veterinary Society (IPVS) Congress, Dublin, Republic of Ireland 7-10th June 2016. p. 13-17. (invited presentation).

* Gunnarsson, Young and Westin, 2015. Straw use and prevention of tail biting in undocked pigs; a survey of housing and management routines in Swedish pig farms. International Conference on Pig Welfare in Copenhagen “Improving Pig Welfare – What are the ways forward?” Copenhagen, April 29-30, 2015.

* Gunnarsson, Young and Westin, Subm. Prevention of tail biting in undocked pigs; a survey of housing and management routines in Swedish pig farms. Abstract submitted for the Congress of the International Society for Animal Hygiene, Kosice, Slovakia 6-11 of June 2015.

* Herskin MS, Di Giminiani P, Sandercock DA, Prunier A, Talet C, Leach M, Edwards S, 2014. Can peripheral nerve damage caused by tail docking lead to tail pain later in the life of pigs. Estevez, I., Manteca, X., Marin R.H. and Averos, X. (Eds): Proceedings of the 48th congress of the International Society for Applied Ethology, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain, July 29th -August 2nd 2014, p. 135. [DK, UK, FR]

* Jensen MB, Herskin MS, Forkman B, Pedersen LJ, 2015. Do increasing amounts of straw increase growing pigs’ oral manipulation of straw? Abstract (poster) at the International Conference on Pig Welfare: What are the ways forward? 29th-30th April 2015 in Copenhagen Denmark, p. 96/7.

* Larsen MLV, Andersen HML, Pedersen LJ, 2016. IntactTails: A more sustainable pig production without tail biting and tail docking. Proceedings of the 13th Congress of the European Society for Agricultural and Food Ethics, Porto, Portugal

* Larsen MLV, Andersen HM-L.Pedersen LJ, 2016. Both tail docking and straw provision reduce the risk of tail damage outbreaks. Proceedings of the 50th Congress of the International Society for Applied Ethology, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, p. 217

* Munsterhjelm, C., Heinonen, M., Valros, A., 2015. Effects of clinical lameness and tail biting lesions on voluntary feed intake in growing pigs. Livestock Science 181: 210-219.

* Munsterhjelm, C., J. Nordgreen, M. Heinonen, A. M. Janczak, A. Valros. 2016. Feeding behaviour and performance in relation to injurious tail biting in boars – a longitudinal study. Royal Dublin Society: Abstracts book of the 24th International Pig Veterinary Society (IPVS) Congress, Dublin, Republic of Ireland 7-10th June 2016. p. 627.

* Oberst P, Sandercock DA, Di Giminiani P, Edwards SA, Brunton PJ (2015) The effect of tail docking in neonatal pigs on the central expression of genes involved in modulating anxiety-like behaviour. Proceedings of the Scandinavian Association for the Study of Pain, Stockholm, Sweden, April 13-14th 2015.

* Pedersen, L.J., Herskin, M.S., Forkman, B., Jensen, H.E. and Jensen, M.B. (2015). Increasing amounts of straw increase growing pig’s production and health.  Abstract (poster) at the International conference on pig welfare: what are the ways forward? 29th-30th April 2015 in Copenhagen Denmark, page 98.

* Sandercock DA, Coe JE, Smith SH, Di Giminiani P, Edwards SA., 2016. Tail amputation and traumatic neuroma development in neonatal pigs is not associated with long term changes in peripheral and spinal nociceptive processing. The International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) 16th World Congress on Pain. Yokohama, Japan, September 26-30th 2016.

* Sandercock D, Sionagh Smith S, Jennifer Coe J, Pierpaolo Di Giminiani P, Sandra Edwards S, 2016. Traumatic neuroma development in tail docked piglets is not associated with long-term changes in spinal nociceptive processing. Sandercock, D., S. Smith, J. Coe, P. Di Giminiani, S. Edwards, 2016. Royal Dublin Society: Abstracts book of the 24th International Pig Veterinary Society (IPVS) Congress, Dublin, Republic of Ireland 7-10th June 2016. p. 611.

* Sandercock, D., S. Smith, J. Coe, P. Di Giminiani, S. Edwards. Traumatic neuroma development in tail docked piglets is not associated with long-term changes in spinal nociceptive processing. The International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) 16th World Congress on Pain. Yokohama, Japan, September 26-30th 2016.

* Telkänranta H, JN Marchant-Forde, A Valros. 2014. Can tear staining in pigs be useful as an on-farm indicator of stress? Proceedings of the 6th WAFL congress. Clermont-Ferrand, France, September 3-5, 2014.

* Valros, A., (2014). “Save the pig tale”. Presentation at the 2014 ESPHM congress in Sorrento, Italy 7-9.5 [FI] (conference contribution and magazine article)

* Valros, A., 2015. Housing and management strategies to reduce tail biting. Proceedings from the 66th EAAP meeting, 31 August – 4 September 2015, Warsaw, Poland.

* Valros, A., C. Munsterhjelm, L. Hänninen, T. Kauppinen, M. Heinonen, 2016. On-farm tail biting prevention in long-tailed pigs – results from a producer questionnaire in Finland. Royal Dublin Society: Abstracts book of the 24th International Pig Veterinary Society (IPVS) Congress, Dublin, Republic of Ireland 7-10th June 2016. p. 144.

* Valros A, Munsterhjelm C, Hänninen L, Kauppinen T, Heinonen, M, 2016. Managing undocked pigs – on-farm prevention of tail biting and attitudes towards tail biting and docking. 2016. Nordic ISAE 2016, Denmark.

* Wallgren, Westin and Gunnarsson, (2015). En enkät om användning av halm och svansbitning i svenska grisbesättningar. (A survey of straw usage and tail biting in Swedish pig farms) Invited presentation at the Annual congress of the Swedish Pig producers Association, November 18, 2015 (invited presentation).

* Wallgren, Westin and Gunnarsson (2015). En telefonundersökning om användning av halm och svansbitning i svenska grisbesättningar. (A telephone survey of straw usage and tail biting in Swedish pig farms) abstract (poster) at the annual congress of the Swedish veterinary association, November 4-6, 2015

* Wallgren, Westin and Gunnarsson (2016). A survey of straw use and tail biting in Swedish undocked pig farms. Abstract (oral presentation) 16th International Conference on Production Diseases in Farm Animals.20-23 June 2016, Wageningen, The Netherlands.

* Wallgren, Westin and Gunnarsson (2016). Production of undocked pigs, a survey of farmers’ experiences. Abstract (oral presentation)the 67th Annual Meeting of the European Federation of Animal Science, 29 August-2 September, Belfast, United Kingdom.

* Wallgren, Westin and Gunnarsson, (2016). Raising undocked pigs: straw, tail biting and management. Abstract (poster presentation) the 50th Congress of the International Society for Applied Ethology, Edinburgh, United Kingdom.

 

Farm-magazine articles & presentations

* Aae F, Nordgreen J, Janczak A (2015) Halebiting del 1 [Tail biting part 1] Svin 50:24 [Article about risk factors for tail biting and preventative measures in a journal for pig producers]

* Anon. 2015. Varkensstaartje in Finland niet gecoupeerd. [Small pig tail not docked in Finland]. V-focus April 2015, p. 17. [NL & FI]

* Anon. 2015. Varkensstaartje in Finland niet gecoupeerd. [Small pig tail not docked in Finland]. V-focus April 2015, p. 17. [NL & FI]

* Biørnstad, L, 2014. Vil forhindre at griser biter hverandre i halen. (Popular scientific article about the project based on interviews of the researchers at NMBU). Forskning.no

* Bracke M, Aarnink A, Vermeer H, Rotgers G, 2014. Extra snijmais goed voor welzijn varkens. [Additional maize silage good for pig welfare] V-focus, December 2014, p. 34-35.

* Courboulay V, Hémonic A, Meunier-Salaun MC, Prunier A, Rousselière Y. (2016). Prévenir la douleur chez le porc – 16 fiches pratiques pour : – maîtriser la coupe de la queue et limiter la douleur du porcelet, – agir sur les facteurs de risque de morsures de queue pour limiter leur apparition.

* Di Giminiani, P. interviewed in: «What are the effects of tail docking on piglets?» in the Special Edition ‘Piglets’ of Pig Progress, August 2016.

* Op weg naar coupeervrij Europa (Towards a docking-free Europe) (Varkens, Dec 5, 2013) [NL]

* Spoolder, H, Bracke, M., Rotgers, G. 2014. EFSA-advice for better welfare of pigs [in Dutch]. V-focus augustus 2014, 34-35. [NL]

* Stevens, R. 2016. Inzet ruwvoer als afleidingsmateriaal (Using roughage as enrichment material). Boerderij 101, no. 33 (May 2016), V20-V21 (article based on interview with Herman Vermeer and Marc Bracke).

* Valros, A and Heinonen, M, 2015: Save the pig tail. Porcine Health Management. 2015, 1:2, DOI: 10.1186/2055-5660-1-2.

* Valros A, Munsterhjelm C, Häninen L, Kauppinen T ja Heinonen M, 2015. Kyselytutkimus kertoo, miten suomalaisyrittäjät selviävät hännällisten sikojen kanssa. (Popular science article on the results from the questionnaire study) KMVet 6 / 2015 s. 34-37.

* Valros A, Munsterhjelm C, Häninen L, Kauppinen T ja Heinonen M, 2016. Tuloksia kyselytutkimuksesta. Miten suomalaisyrittäjät selviävät hännällisten sikojen kanssa? (Popular science article on the results from the questionnaire study) Kunnon perhetila (Snellmann Producer magazine) 1 / 2016 s 14-15.

* Valros, A was interviewed on tail biting, Hämeen sanomat 6.8 2015 (regional newspaper).

* Valros, A was interviewed on results from questionnaire study:  Maaseudun tulevaisuus 14.9 2015 (national producer newspaper).

* Waninge (In prep.) Prikkelvoer – Opvoeding biggen leidt tot minder staartbijten (Stimulation feed – Rearing of piglets reduces tail biting). Varkens (Interview with Prof. Valros). [NL]

 

Training and abstract/(other) presentations at stakeholder seminars

* Courboulay V, Prunier A, 2016. Améliorer les pratiques pour limiter la douleur et accompagner les éleveurs de porcs. Séminaire ACCEC. Paris, France, 29th January 2016.

* Edwards/P Di Giminiani, 2016. 1.25Immediate and long term consequences of tail docking and tail biting for pig welfare. At: FareWellDock stakeholder seminar as part of the Meeting and Webinar on Actions to Prevent Tailbiting and Reduce Tail docking of Pigs, organized by the European Commission Directorate General for Health and Food Safety, 4-6th October 2016, Grange, Ireland.

* Edwards S, 2016. 4.22Farewelldock project Overview. At: FareWellDock stakeholder seminar as part of the Meeting and Webinar on Actions to Prevent Tailbiting and Reduce Tail docking of Pigs, organized by the European Commission Directorate General for Health and Food Safety, 4-6th October 2016, Grange, Ireland.

Munsterhjelm C, 2016. 3.12Farewelldock project – Early detection of tail biting and the role of health. At: FareWellDock stakeholder seminar as part of the Meeting and Webinar on Actions to Prevent Tailbiting and Reduce Tail docking of Pigs, organized by the European Commission Directorate General for Health and Food Safety, 4-6th October 2016, Grange, Ireland.

* Munsterhjelm C, 2016: Ennakoi hännänpurentaa. (Predicting tail biting). Lecture at producer seminar (Snellman) 5.2.2016, Seinäjoki.

* Munsterhjelm,C, 2016: Förutse svansbitning (Predicting tail biting). Lecture at producer seminar (Snellman) 10.2.2016, Pietarsaari.

* Munsterhjelm C, 2016: Hännänkiilto silmissä? Päivitä tietosi hännänpurennasta (Recent information on tail biting). Lecture for production animal veterinarians organized by Zoetis (VetAkatemia) 14.5.2016, Laukaa.

* Pedersen, LJ, 2016. 2.24Farewelldock project – Use of straw to reduce tail-biting as an alternative to tail-docking. At: FareWellDock stakeholder seminar as part of the Meeting and Webinar on Actions to Prevent Tailbiting and Reduce Tail docking of Pigs, organized by the European Commission Directorate General for Health and Food Safety, 4-6th October 2016, Grange, Ireland.

* Sandercock D, 2014. Mutilation procedures: welfare implications and new strategies – Better Training for Safer Food Initiative, Training course on “Animal Welfare in pig production”, Herning, Denmark, 12-15 May, 2014

* Sandercock D, Baxter E, 2016. Mutilation procedures: welfare implications and new strategies. Better Training for Safer Food Initiative. EU training course for FVO’s on Animal Welfare in Pig Production, Malmo, Sweden, 11-14 Aril 2016.

* Valros A, 2016: Presentation (How to manage long-tailed pigs in practice) at the EuroFAWC-meeting i Helsinki, May 2016

* Valros A, 2016: Presentation about tail biting research at a study visit on raising long-tailed pigs by FVO at the Food Safety Authority (EVIRA), Helsinki, Finland, January 2016

* Wallgren, Westin, Young and Gunnarsson, 2015. En enkät om användning av halm och svansbitning i svenska grisbesättningar. (A survey of straw usage and tail biting in Swedish pig farms) Invited presentation at the Annual congress of the Swedish Pig producers Association, November 18, 2015

* Wallgren, Westin, Young and Gunnarsson, 2015. En telefonundersökning om användning av halm och svansbitning i svenska grisbesättningar. (A telephone survey of straw usage and tail biting in Swedish pig farms) Abstract submitted for Poster presentation at the Annual congress of the Swedish veterinary association, November 4-6, 2015.

 

Internet

* Biørnstad, L., 2014. Vil forhindre at griser biter hverandre i halen – Om grisene ikke har det bra kan de begynne å bite hverandre i halen. Det gir syke griser og tapte inntekter. [To prevent tail biting in pigs – About pigs not doing well , they may begin to bite each other’s tail, resulting in sick pigs and lost revenue.] (Interview with Andrew Janczak, incl. video).

* Bracke, M., 2015. Vleesvarkens happy met extra snijmaïs. [Growing pigs happy with extra maize silage] Biokennis, Accessed 20-1-2015.

* Kauppinen, T. 2015. The pig tail, even when bitten, is an indicator of pig welfare. Eläintieto.fi, accessed 17-2-2015 (also published on the FareWellDock website).

* Risbråthe M, 2014. Vil forhindre at griser biter hverandre. (Popular scientific article about the project based on interviews of the researchers at NMBU)

* Van der Peet, G.F.V., 2014. Curly tails in pig production – Motto, Yes We Can!” [In Dutch].

* www.farewelldock.eu (NL)

 

Project startup coverage in Farm Magazines/media

* SRUC issued a press release and posted this message on their website: New Project Aims to End Tail Docking. [UK]
* Op weg naar coupeervrij Europa (Towards a docking-free Europe) (Varkens, Dec 5, 2013) [NL]
* New EU project to reduce tail biting, docking (Pig Progress, Dec 4, 2013) [DK]
* Telkänranta, H. (in prep. 2014). Uusi EU-tutkimushanke tähtää tulevaisuuteen ilman hännäntypistystä (New EU-project aims at a future without tail docking). KMVET [FI]
* New EU project to reduce tail biting, docking in pigst (Feedstuffs, the weekly newspaper for agribusiness (Dec 2013) [DK]
* Connect – Sustainable Food Supply and Security. 11-09-13. New project aims to end tail docking in pigs [UK]
* Farmers Weekly Interactive 11-09-13 New project aims to end pig tail docking in EU [UK]
* Farm Business – Online 11-09-13 New project aims to end tail docking. [UK]
* Farming Monthly 11-09-13 New project aims to end tail docking [UK]
* FarmingUK 12-09-13 New project aims to end tail docking [UK]
* Press and Jounal (Aberdeen), J. Watson 12-09-13 Study launched in bid to end docking of pigs’ tails. [UK]

 

Radio

* Edwards, S. was interviewed in BBC’s Farming Today (Newcastle University, 12-09-2013). http://farewelldock.eu/wp-content/uploads/fwd-farming_20130912-0600a-short.mp3
* Gunnarsson, S. of SLU (SE) was interviewed about the FareWellDock project on Sveriges radio (17-7-13, in Swedish). [SE]

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