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Table 3 Number of pigs affected by tail biting per batch, pen and period and the duration of tail biting per pen

From: Provision of straw by a foraging tower –effect on tail biting in weaners and fattening pigs

Batch Pen Straw group (affected pigs) Control group (affected pigs) Period Duration of tail bitingb (weeks)
1 105 1 rearing 1
2 205a 1 fattening 1
2 205b 6 fattening 7
2 207b 4 fattening 9
2 208a 4 fattening 5
3 305b 2 fattening 2
4 405 5 rearing 4
4 402a   1 fattening 2
4 406a 1a fattening 1
  1. aThe pig was one of the five affected pigs from pen 405 during rearing period
  2. bNumber of consecutive weeks in which at least one pig with a fresh bleeding was present (Score 3 for blood freshness)