PhD candidate: Tail Biting in Pigs
Animal Welfare Science Centre, University of Melbourne
Tail biting is an abnormal behaviour shown by pigs in commercial production systems which has significant implications for animal health and welfare. While there is scope for the candidate to develop their own research, this PhD program will examine tools for the early detection of tail biting, as well as pig factors associated with this abnormal behaviour.
The candidate will work within a large Cooperative Research Centre Project on tail biting involving collaboration between Australian pig producers and industry bodies, The University of Melbourne and other Australian Universities. The candidate will be based atThe Animal Welfare Science Centreat the University of Melbourne’s Parkville campus but will be required to travel to regional areas outside of Melbourne as part of their research.