Welcome to the AHDB Pork Tail Biting WebHAT
The Tail Biting “WebHAT” (Web based Husbandry Advisory Tool) is a website designed to be an interactive resource providing information about the key risks for tail biting in pigs and practical suggestions to help reduce these risks on-farm.
Taking information from evidence based sources and scientific literature, this WebHAT identifies a number of risks associated with tail biting (a key pig behaviour), and can be used to generate a report of prioritised, key tail-biting risks found on a farm and obtain suggestions to address the specific risks identified
Information on the early warning signs of tail biting to assess if there are risks of a tail biting outbreak developing on your farm
Browse the risk factors related to tail biting, read suggestions to prevent and reduce these, and build a risk report for specific to your farm
Information on how recording can be used as a tool to help identify likely causes and risks of tail biting
Information on the development of the WebHAT, identification of these risks, and further reading