[Alternatives for castration of suckling piglets, determination of catecholamines and wound healing after castration of suckling piglets at different points of time].

According to the applicable animal welfare legislation, the surgical castration of pigs is allowed up until the age of 4 weeks, without anaesthesia. According to the european guideline (2001/93/EG) it is only permitted in the first week after birth. The investigation should show, whether the castration of young piglets takes a milder course and to what… CONTINUE READING