Pig Welfare News

News published on October 17, 2018:

Researchers at MU produce virus-resistant pigs, could vastly improve global animal health

Researchers at the University of Missouri have successfully produced a litter of pigs that are genetically resistant to a deadly porcine virus. Coronaviruses, highly contagious and widespread viruses...
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News published on August 6, 2015:

Successful presentation of Agrovet Market Animal Health at AMVEC 2015

Veterinary pharmaceuticals standed out at a major event in Mexico Agrovet Market Animal Health participated in the XLIX AMVEC Congress 2015, organized by the Board of the Association of Pig Specialized Veterin...
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Agrovet Market
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News published on May 18, 2011:

Pig welfare remains a big issue

Welfare will continue to be a big issue in the pig industry and genetic selection for improved efficiency and ethics are not necessarily antagonistic to ethical production. Genetic selection can improve welfare...
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News published on April 14, 2009:

New paper on individual gestation accommodations for dry sows released

The use of individual gestation accommodations (IGAs) for dry sows in commercial pork production is an issue that has raised much debate. Public perceptions and misconceptions of welfare issues have the potenti...
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CAST via AG Professional
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News published on September 25, 2006:

Australian Pork Ltd. - Export Slaughter Intervals (ESI’s) and Withholding Periods (WHP’s)

Producers make daily management decisions for the best practice of their property and the welfare of their pigs. However, these decisions are now being viewed under tighter scrutiny due to the introduction of P...
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Australian Pork Limited
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News published on November 17, 2004:

EU - Pig welfare under scrutiny

The European Commission is considering the economic impact of animal welfare proposals to be put forward next year, affecting slatted flooring systems, space allowances and castration. The EU executive plans...
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Farmers Weekly
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