How to detect and prevent heat stress in pigs on farm?With increasing global temperatures, the risk of heat stress for farm animals is growing. EURCAW-Pigs published a review and webdossier, and inspection tools, to support welfare inspectors and other stakeholders in the field of climate control on pig farms.
Assessments of proper handling, stunning and bleeding at slaughterIn three factsheets, EURCAW-Pigs describes animal-based indicators to assess calm handling, and proper and effective stunning and bleeding at slaughter. Each factsheet combines several indicators. The factsheets are also available in French, German, Spanish and Dutch.
Second annual MS officials meeting took place in BrusselsOn October 5 and 6, 2022, EURCAW-Pigs organised a second annual meeting for Competent Authorities and policy workers of EU Member States on pig welfare legislation. The programme for these meetings focus on the topics that the officials want to discuss, and there is ample opportunity to engage in dialogue with colleagues from other Member States as well as pig welfare scientists.
"The situation on a farm may change"
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EURCAW-Pigs provides scientific and technical knowledge to Competent Authorities of EU member states and their support bodies, for the official controls on pig welfare requirements laid down in the European pig welfare legislation.
Inspiring example: Active stall fatteners
Gabriele Mörixmann, a German Farmer, shows in the video her active stall for fatteners, which provides different adequate enrichments. She is housing pigs with intact tails. The stall also provides a darkened lying area and hospital pens. In standard housings pigs live mostly in barren environments. One risk factor for tail biting is inadequate environmental enrichment. Environmental enrichment should provide possibilities for performing exploration, foraging and comfort behaviour.
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