Discusses housing conditions that can be used to improve welfare of both sows and piglets.
Discusses the welfare implications for piglets of providing them with environmental enrichment to help promote the expression of a range of normal forage-related behaviours.
Discusses the effects of environmental enrichment and the important role played by novelty when enrichment is provided on commercial pig farms.
Discusses the use of immunocastration as a welfare-friendly alternative to surgical castration in order to reduce the risk of boar taint in male pigs.
Examines measures to improve the welfare of intensively raised pigs in recent years.
Investigates tools for improving the management of piglets during weaning, with the aim of reducing stress and improving welfare.
Discusses the use of pig-appeasing pheromone to reduce aggression and social stress in housed pigs.
Examines the role of the sow in improving piglet welfare in loose-farrowing systems.
Explores strategies, both environmental and genetic, to reduce aggression in pigs where mixing occurs.
Explores research into a better understanding of tail-biting behaviour and methods to prevent it.