Vocal responses of piglets to castration: identifying procedural sources of pain.

@article{Taylor2000VocalRO,
  title={Vocal responses of piglets to castration: identifying procedural sources of pain.},
  author={Taylor and Weary},
  journal={Applied animal behaviour science},
  year={2000},
  volume={70 1},
  pages={17-26}
}
  • Taylor, Weary
  • Published 2000 in Applied animal behaviour science
The aims of this study were to identify which aspects of castration are painful to piglets, and to determine if less painful methods are available. Previous work has shown that piglets produce more high frequency calls (>1kHz) when castrated than when handled identically but not castrated, or when castrated using a local anesthetic. In Experiment 1, we used 90 piglets to assess the vocal responses to different components of the castration procedure: restraint, washing the ano-genital region… CONTINUE READING