Outline – Background, Euthanasia, Depopulation, Lessons from suicide, Solutions
There is more than one way to raise pigs
Travel, visit, read, research swine production done differently
In swine production, as in life, exposure to diversity is positive!
• Welfare ~ Quality of animal care, including at time of death
• Goal: Use euthanasia as a tool to eliminate pain and suffering when recovery is prolonged or not likely
Jan Johnson, agriculture researcher
Animal Welfare Vs, Animal rights
What do pigs want, like or dislike, and how do we find out?
Validation of a lameness diagnostic manual for naturally occurring sow lameness
Selection intensity likely decreased due to the onset of PED and lowered selection criteria for replacement gilts.
Lameness is one of the most common welfare concerns