German meat processor speaks out about Improvac and meat quality

Monday, May 4, 2020
The Pig Site

With new legislation in Germany banning castration without full anaesthesia starting in 2021, many producers have to consider the most appropriate solutions to meet the new regulations.

According to Niels Wuyts, DVM, technical director for swine at Zoetis, the new legislation - passed in December 2018 - represents the biggest step to date in the EU’s move to end piglet castration. Whereas other countries in the block have passed laws to reduce pain related to castration, Germany’s law aims to eliminate pain, which Wuyts describes as a “small word difference but one that makes a big difference in reality".

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