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Evidence of pain in piglets subjected to invasive management procedures

Code: 9781801460293
Armelle Prunier and Céline Tallet, PEGASE, INRAE, Institut Agro, France; and Dale Sandercock, Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC), UK

Chapter synopsis: In this chapter, the authors examine the physiological and behavioural reactions in pigs submitted to tissue damaging procedures. They are grouped in three parts: (1) neural, (2) hormonal and metabolic and (3) behavioural consequences. The chapter focuses on surgical castration, tail docking and tooth resection that are very common in the pig industry.

DOI: 10.19103/AS.2020.0081.08
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Table of contents 1 Introduction 2 The why and how of invasive management procedures in piglets 3 Definition and mechanisms of pain 4 Neural evidence of pain due to invasive management procedures in piglets 5 Hormonal and metabolic evidence of pain due to invasive management procedures in piglets 6 Behavioural evidence of pain due to invasive management procedures in piglets 7 Conclusion and future trends 8 Summary 9 Where to look for further information 10 References

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