Campus Units

Animal Science, Veterinary Diagnostic and Production Animal Medicine

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Conference

41st Annual Meeting of the American Association of Swine Veterinarians

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

2010

Journal or Book Title

Proceedings of the 41st Annual Meeting of the American Association of Swine Veterinarians

First Page

37

Last Page

39

Conference Title

Implementing Knowledge

Conference Date

March 6-9, 2010

City

Omaha, Nebraska

Abstract

In the United States swine industry, castration is essentially universal and only a select number of male pigs are left intact as potential breeder boars. Pain and distress inflicted by castration is an animal well-being concern in livestock production. Castration in pigs has been shown to cause a stressful and painful response. The need for a robust, repeatable pysiological indicator of pain for use in the assessment of production practices designed to minimize these impacts has been recognized.

Comments

This is a proceeding from Hensch, M., L. L. Layman, L. A. Karriker, J. Coetzee, and A. K. Johnson. 2010. Using serum cortisol to distinguish between acute stress and pain response following castration in piglets. Proceedings of the 41st Annual Meeting of the American Association of Swine Veterinarians, Omaha, Nebraska, pp 37-39. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

The Authors

Language

en

File Format

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