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Animal Well-being
Evaluation of transmammary-delivered firocoxib and a vapocoolant spray to alleviate pain in piglets after surgical castration and tail docking

This study aimed to assess a novel strategy for pain management of piglets after routine processing procedures. By providing the sow an analgesic drug that is able to cross the blood-milk barrier in the mammary gland, nursing piglets can be noninvasively provided pain relief transmammary prior to surgical castration and tail docking.

Animal Well-being
Development and validation of a research protocol to assess the efficacy of interventions intended to mitigate pain associated with surgical castration in neonatal piglets

The objective of this study was to establish a research protocol to reliably evaluate efficacy of pain mitigation interventions in nursing male piglets during castration.

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