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Oxidative stress could be a trigger for

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Symptoms of oxidative stress are decreased immunity, muscle degeneration, loss of appetite, diarrhoea, liver damage and finally cell death. A quite newly discussed approach is the role of oxidative stress, inflammation and related apoptosis in the development of secondary tail biting. If there are too many dead cells, typically occurring at the ear tips and tails of the piglets, the smell becomes different, thus attracting other piglets.