Research results on pig enrichmentThe research project "New innovations for environmental enrichment on pig farms"
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research project titled "New innovations for environmental enrichment
on pig farms" was carried out at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of
the University of Helsinki, Finland, in the years 2012 to 2013. The
goal was to test the capacity
of various objects to reduce tail and ear
biting and to enable species-specific behaviours.
Additionally, new types of enrichment objects were developed and tested, focusing on objects that would be easy for farmers and their staff to make for themselves. The main goals were to optimize the cost-benefit ratio and to develop objects compatible with partly or fully slatted floors.
On this website, you will find the results of the study and practical information on making and using the objects that scored best in the tests. We hope the site will be useful to pork producers, advisors and others in the pig industry.