Animal Welfare Considerations During Mass Depopulation and Examples of Best Practices
Outline – Background, Euthanasia, Depopulation, Lessons from suicide, Solutions
• 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
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When a pig becomes ill, injured or otherwise disadvantaged, farmers are faced with two courses of action: treatment or on-farm euthanasia. While farmers naturally wish they could make every sick or injured pig well, in some cases euthanasia may be the best option for the well-being of the animal; it is unethical to allow an […]
Euthanasia is a necessary act for any operation keeping live animals. However, science-based guidance for pig producers on proper on-farm decision criteria for euthanasia in piglets is deficient.