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Tail biting in swine could be renamed the anti-comfort syndrome, for any feature of the pig's environment that makes it uncomfortable may be expressed as tail biting. Tail biting is the most common of the pig's antisocial vices, but not the only one. Ear chewing, navel sucking and acute cannabalism are other forms of antisocial expressions.
This NebGuide analyzes the management situation of tail biting.