VIDEO: Swiss castration method

15-08-2009 | |

Switzerland is one of Europe’s leading countries with regard to the piglet castration discussion. Physical castration without the use of anaesthetics will be forbidden as from January 1, 2010. Last year, a special expert committee, called ProSchwein, examined alternative production systems on how to raise male pigs. The committee advised on two systems: immunovaccination or castration after anaesthetics using isoflurane. The following film provided by Swiss company Agrocomp, shows Pignap, a Swiss castration method using isoflurane.