The welfare of intensively kept pigs

E. Von Borell, D.M. Broom, D. Csermely, A.A. Dijkhuizen, S. Hylkema, S.A. Edwards, P. Jensen, F. Madec and C. Stamataris Date of publication: 01/01/1997


A short written text extract from a report by the Scientific Veterinary Committee comparing the behaviour of wild, feral and domestic sows. It finds sows confined in small stalls or tethered express stereotypies, such as bar biting, and more health problems than wild or free range sows.