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Table 2 Frequencies of answers in the tail docked (TD) and no routinely tail docked groups (No-TD)

From: ‘Phasing out pig tail docking in the EU - present state, challenges and possibilities’

  No-TD (respondents from countries with no Tail Docking) TD (respondents from countries with Tail Docking) P-value
Awareness of Commission Recommendations
 Yes 100% 84%  
 No 0% 16% 0.22
Awareness of Commission Staff Working Document
 Yes 100% 65%  
 No 0% 35% 0.08
Training for veterinary practitioners
 Yes 83% 28%  
 No 17% 72% 0.004
Animal welfare advisory group
 Yes 88% 63%  
 No 12% 37% 0.13
Role of veterinary practitioners
 Very important/Important 100% 66%  
 Low involvement or importance 0% 34% 0.07
Policy for veterinary certificates
 Yes 38% 37%  
 No 62% 63% 0.87
Recording of tail biting at the slaughterhouse
 Yes 100% 45%  
 No 0% 55% 0.003
Effectivity of national initiatives
 Very effective/Effective 80% 3%  
 Not very effective/not effective 20% 97% < 0.001
  1. P-value in bold means a p-value of < 0.05 which was considered significant