Protocol for Health Observations in Growing-Finishing Pigs



This file contains the protocol for performing health observations in growing-finishing pigs as was applied in our research. It was created based mainly on the Welfare Quality protocol and Fit For Pigs app and combined this with other literature and the authors' expertise. The protocol contains observations both at pen and pig level, and for each observed component a definition of the component and associated scoring classes is provided, when possible illustrated with pictures.
Date made available31 Jan 2023
PublisherWageningen University


  • pigs
  • protocol
  • health
  • growing-finishing pigs
  • fattening pigs

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