From Parasite infections of domestic animals in the Nordic countries – emerging threats and challenges. Summary Metastrongylus spp. (Nematoda, Metastrongylidae) are lung worms of swine and occur worldwide. Species in the family include M. apri, M. pudendotectus, M. asym-metricus, and M. salmi. Earth worms are intermediate hosts and pigs get infected when… (More)
BACKGROUND Tail biting is a common welfare problem in pig production and in addition to being a sign of underlying welfare problems, tail biting reduces welfare in itself. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of tail biting on different pre and post mortem indicators of stress in slaughter pigs and on carcass and meat characteristics. A total… (More)
From Parasite infections of domestic animals in the Nordic countries – emerging threats and challenges.