AllBite™ is a molasses-based block designed to discourage vice behaviors, such as tail biting, in pigs.
Its unique design and its delivery system attract pigs and encourage them to chew on the block.
Timely use of AllBite™ blocks can round out a sound animal welfare program.
Why an AllBite™ block?
The AllBite™ block changes pig behavior by adding a new stimulus to the environment. AllBite™ allows pigs to exhibit foraging behaviors and to bite and chew on the block instead of on their pen-mates. Furthermore, the AllBite™ formulation provides a nutritional solution that includes functional ingredients known to calm pigs by enhancing their serotonin receptors. AllBite™ is an economical option for those looking to positively impact the welfare of their animals.
23 lb biodegradable container
Hang on fence or from ceiling
Quick & convenient
Block stays clean
Hubbard Feeds worked with several producers to test the AllBite™ block. Here are some of their comments:
Attaching AllBite™ in the pen
For the most effective results, AllBite™ should be used at the first sign of vice behaviors.
Chain included with block
Hang from the fence
Hang from the ceiling
Consumption over time
Tips for reducing tail-biting in pigs
In field trials, AllBite blocks contributed to a 93% success rate in reducing or stopping tail-biting. The key is early identification and implementation of AllBite into pens where tail-biting is occurring.
Aggressive behavior in pigs — whether it is tail-, flank-, ear- or vulva-biting — is a frustrating management problem, leading to costly losses. Incidents of tail-biting, in particular, are among the top behavioral problems in gilt development units (GDUs) and grow-finish pigs that can lead to economic losses due to reductions in gain, secondary infections, death or carcass condemnations.
What are the causes of tail-biting in pigs?
Studies have shown that pigs are attracted to the taste and sight of blood, and if a pig draws blood from accidentally biting a pen-mate’s tail, doing so could elicit the negative behavior in that individual pig or even spread to...
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