Review on tail postures and motion in pigs

  • Key finding:

    This review digs deep into the literature about tail postures and tail motions in pigs and links the different tail postures to animal behaviour and emotional state. It also gives suggestions for future research, including a detailed ethogram on tail postures and motions and recommendations for data collection.

Links to Open Access Publications or DOI:


Camerlink, I & Ursinus, W.W. (2020) Tail postures and tail motion in pigs: A review. Applied Animal Behaviour Science 230, 105079.