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Welfare and Handling

Sow welfare research update: Solving the problem of hunger and aggression in gestating sows

New project in 2015: Research on tail biting and tail docking in pigs

What determines the social rank of a sow in a group-housing system?

Controlling Aggression Among Group-housed Gestating Sows (pdf)

Animal Care and Welfare is Always a Priority (pdf)

Pork Magazine article from Dr. Lee Johnston on Pig Handling

Evaluating and Correcting Sow Lameness by Dr. Mark Whitney and Dr. John Deen (pdf)

Swine Euthanasia Recommendations Updated (pdf)

Monitoring Welfare for Animals (pdf)

Swine Welfare Assurance Program (SWAP) from National Pork Board

News Release: SWAP Continues to Grow (pdf)

Animal Care Handbook (National Pork Board) (American Meat Institute)

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