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Russia: Solution for depressed pigs

  • 30 Dec 11:10

Russia: Solution for depressed pigs Over the last few decades, the incidence of depression has increased considerably among humans all over the globe. Things are not that different for pigs, say Russian scientists. They recently tested a new feed additive designed to make pigs happier. Pigs are just like humans. They experience stresses that may drive them to the edge of mental instability, says Konstantin Ostrenko, a researcher on this topic who is connected to the All-Russian Research Institute of Physiology, Biochemistry and Animal Nutrition. Modern industrial pig farms with heavy machines and a lot of noise make pigs much more prone to depression than was the case just a few decades ago. There are. Read more...