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A Perspective of Stockpersons and the Humane Euthanasia of Swine

The role of the stockperson in the humane killing of pigs is explained by Madonna Gemus-Benjamin and Scott Kramer of Michigan State University (MSU), Alastair Bratton (Verus Health Alliance) and... [read more]
The Pig Site


Improving Pig Welfare: Addressing Tail Docking

In pigs, an intact, curly tail may well be the most important animal-based welfare indicator, says the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA). It stands for both high quality management and... [read more]
The Pig Site


Reducing Threat of Mastitis and Antibiotic Use

The blanket use of antibiotics in dry cow management to prevent mastitis and other udder problems has been common for many years. [read more]
The Cattle Site

Tracy Helman: Effective communication among all parties is crucial for success from FAOcast on Vimeo.

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Workshop on Pig Welfare
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In countries with high proportion of the population engaged in livestock handling, children's education is crucial to enhance animal welfare