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PhD student Atefeh Berenjian (left) and bachelor student Maud van der Brand weigh broilers as part of a study of broiler walking ability. In the background broiler gait traits are being evaluated. Photo: Anja Brinch Riber

2018.05.23 | DCA

Why do some broilers have gait problems and how does it affect them?

Researchers from Aarhus University are among the first to focus on causes and effects of impaired walking ability, that is not decidedly lameness, in conventional broilers.

New research results show, that the risk of tail damage was lowered to the same level as with tail docking, if straw provision and lowered stocking density were combined. Photo: Mona Lilian V. Larsen
Pen with high risk of tail damage in the close future - tail posture has changed. Photo: Mona Lilian V. Larsen

2018.05.15 | Anis

Prevention of tail biting demands extra effort

New research suggests that farmers need to use multiple preventive measures to prevent tail biting in slaughter pigs, especially if they raise pigs with intact tails. Besides risk reduction, it may also be necessary to include early warning strategies to hinder tail damage.

2018.05.03 | Pigs

Invitation for inauguration of two professorships 17 May 2018

Lene Juul Pedersen and Charlotte Lauridsen are newly appointed as professores at Department of Animal Science.