Podcast: Dr Lappe and Dr Kobek-Kjeldager talk about tail biting

Podcast: Dr Lappe and Dr Kobek-Kjeldager talk about tail biting

In this ‘Meet the Expert’ podcast series, global opinion leaders answer practical questions revolving around topics of swine health and management. In this episode, Dr Franz Lappe and Dr Cecilie Kobek-Kjeldager talk all about the topic of tail biting in pigs.

The ‘Meet the Expert’ podcast series is made possible by Pig Progress in cooperation with Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health.

Why do pigs bite tails? In this podcast, on behalf of Pig Progress, hosts Vincent ter Beek and Iris Hofman speak to Dr Franz Lappe of Vivet veterinary practice in Germany, and Dr Cecilie Kobek-Kjeldager of Aarhus University in Denmark to find out more.

This is a topic that is still very badly understood. Increasingly, however, it becomes clear that gut health has a role to play in this web of cause and effect. Our 2 experts share their knowledge on this topic.

Meet the (other) experts

In case you missed it, the previous episode, Professor Larry Firkins, a veterinarian attached to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in the US, considers why employees stay. He has developed a special interest in management matters and how culture in a pig-related work environment can help building a more pleasant work atmosphere. The next episode in this podcast series will appear on Monday 1 July and will host Robert Hoste, Wageningen Economic Research, who will talk about the topic is how to maintain profitability whilst focusing on sustainable pork production.

The podcasts in this series are available on podcast channels including Soundcloud, Spotify, Google Podcasts or Apple Podcasts.

Natalie Kinsley Freelance journalist