Tail biting and other forms of aggressive behaviour like ear, ﬂank and vulva biting are frustrating manage mental problems that leads to severe economic losses for producers and is also a major animal welfare issue. Such biting can give rise to
wounds which causes secondary infections which may lead to growth reduction, lameness, paralysis, death or carcass condemnations. Moreover, the taste of blood and the unease in the stall can lead to an escalation of the problem as other pigs start to adopt the negative biting behaviour.
Though, tail biting has been attributed to physical, environmental, nutritional and feeding management, group size, overcrowding, gender, genetic makeup, length of tail and lack of substrates, the exact cause remains elusive and controlled experimental studies on tail biting have been variable in their successes. However, a quick response is a key to prevent such aggressive behaviours which is a universal concern for animal caretakers across the world.
CALMATROPE is a novel combination of synergic polyherbal formulations, serotonin precursors, muscle relaxants and antioxidants. It is recommended for the quick intervention in cases of abnormal aggressive behaviour to induce calming eﬀect in domestic pigs. Reduction in aggression and stress also prevents changes in muscle chemistry and improves meat quality parameters.
Beneﬁts and Features
- Reduction in aggressive behaviour and tail biting
- Lower incidence of skin, shoulder and loin lesions
- Low carcass damage
- Safe and natural ingredients that comply with feed and farming regulations