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Friday, 2 December 2011

100 producers hear about euthanasia

Two euthanasia workshops in Yorkshire drew in 100 pig producers to hear from Charlie Mason from the Humane Slaughter Association.

Charlie explained the different methods of euthanasia, best practice, the importance of cleaning and maintenance, and the legal and licensing requirements.

It was clear that this is a complicated area, so producers must follow the recommendations in the Pig Veterinary Society (PVS) booklet 'The Casualty Pig' when determining whether a sick or injured pig should be treated or euthanased. Euthanasia methods must be in accordance with the recommendations in the 'The Casualty Pig' booklet. Ask your vet for a copy or email: office@pigvetsoc.org.uk

Producers took away useful guidance notes and certificates of attendance, which are useful to have, as some of them had been asked by assurance scheme auditors if they had done any euthanasia training.

For further information about dispatching pigs on-farm please speak to your vet or contact
Charlie Mason: 07798 815527

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