New pig welfare code introduces improvements

Date: 
Tuesday, September 10, 2019
Source: 
Veterinary Practice

A new welfare code has been updated and published in parliament. The new pig code will provide guidance to pig producers on how to practise the highest standards of animal welfare. These standards are comprehensive and include:

  • Improved practices on how to prevent tail biting, avoiding the need to routinely dock pigs’ tails
  • Detailed advice to pig producers on biosecurity, contingency planning and antibiotic use
  • Guidance on how to assess the health and welfare of pigs
  • Advice on farrowing to protect the welfare of both sows and piglets

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