Wild boar behaviour during live-trap capture in a corral-style trap

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A research group at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, National Veterinary Institute and Uppsala University have studied the behaviour of wild boar captured in a trap, for improved animal welfare evaluation of live-trapping. The results show that behavioural assessment can detect capture-related stress and the researchers emphasize the inclusion of behavioural data assessment for the testing of new trap constructions before approval.

Article: Wild boar behaviour during live-trap capture in a corral-style trap: implications for animal welfare. Acta Vet Scand 62, 59 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1186/s13028-020-00557-9

Authors: Fahlman, Å., Lindsjö, J., Norling, T.A., Kjellander, P., Ågren, E.O., and Bergvall, U.A. 

Link: https://doi.org/10.1186/s13028-020-00557-9

 

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Åsa Fahlman, Veterinarian, PhD, Associate Professor in Wildlife Medicine. 
Researcher at SLU Swedish Biodiversity Centre, Department of Urban and Rural Development, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences.
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