Long distance transport of breeding stock

Breeding stock are frequently shipped considerable distance from isolated high-level biosecurity facilities to farms across North America. Little scientific data exists on the reproductive or health effects of long-distance transportation on breeding stock. To address this lack of knowledge we…

Methods to reduce the pain associated with castration

Surgical castration of male piglets is a common management practice carried out on commercial swine farms to prevent aggressive behavior and the occurrence of boar taint. However, the procedure of surgical castration causes acute pain induced distress which is an…

Space requirements of weaned pigs during transportation

Currently there are no trucking quality assurance recommendations for space allowance of weaned pigs during transport. The objective of this research was to establish a first estimate of the space requirements of weaned pigs during transport in winter, summer, and…