October, 2012
    Swine Castration

    October 8, 2012 at 3:00 p.m. (CDT)


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    Welcome and Introductions
    Dr. John McGlone
    Texas Tech University
    FASS Animal Care Committee, Chair

    Options for Castration
    Dr. John McGlone
    Texas Tech University

    USA Finishing Herd Numbers and Distribution and the Drive for Heavier Market Weights
    Dr. Paul Matzat

    Relieving Pain by Anesthetics and/or Analgesics
    Dr. J. Hans Coetzee / Dr. Mhairi Sutherland
    Iowa State University / AgResearch Ltd

    How Pigs Are Typically Castrated
    Dr. John McGlone
    Texas Tech University

    Options for the Future – Ways to Move Forward
    Dr. John McGlone
    Texas Tech University

    Why Is Physical Castration an Animal Welfare Issue?
    Dr. Gail Golab
    American Veterinary Medical Association

    Questions and Discussion