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Towards a more 'humane' castration for piglets

Affluent consumers are becoming increasingly concerned about how pigs are reared; this means the practice of male piglet castration is a growing issue. As the practice is considered necessary, there is a growing need to find 'humane' ways of piglet castration. How to do that? Here's a summary of the options.

 
Keywords: Castration, Netherlands, anaesthetics, immunocastration, piglets

Source: Pig Progress magazine. Issue 23.6
 
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Pig Progress, volume 23, no.6 2007

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