One welfare is a global research field, that highlights the interconnections between animal welfare, human wellbeing and the environment.
Finland is one of the few countries where pig tails are not docked. Raising pigs with long tails is possible, but tail biting remains a challenge on many farms. Tail biting decreases pig welfare and causes stress, extra work and costs. Tail biting is a consequence of stress experienced by the pigs, and there is no uniform solution to solve the problem on every farm. The SAPARO-application is a free web-based tool for prevention and monitoring of tail biting on pig farms.
professor Anna Valros, firstname.lastname@example.org
doctoral researcher Hilkka Koskikallio, email@example.com
Contact: professor Anna Valros