Day: February 1, 2013

Brain gene expression differences are associated with abnormal tail biting behavior in pigs

Knowledge about gene expression in animals involved in abnormal behaviors can contribute to understanding of the underlying biological mechanisms. The present study aimed to explore the motivational background to tail biting, an abnormal injurious behavior and severe¬†welfare problem in pig production. Affymetrix microarrays were used to investigate gene expression differences […]