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Free Training on Pig Welfare, Handling

28 September 2012, at 7:54am

BRAZIL - The Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation, Embrapa Swine and Poultry, Concordia (SC), under the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply (MAPA) and the World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA), offered a free mini-course on the welfare of pigs in handling, pre-slaughter and slaughter.

The training took place Thursday 27 September during PorkExpo 2012 in Curitiba, Parana.

The schedule included topics of animal welfare and behavior of pigs, pig management in boarding at the farm, transport and refrigerator; environment lounging area; structure resting area; physical condition and emergency slaughter; electric stunning in pigs ; technique of bleeding in pigs and animal welfare and meat quality.

The course was taught by the researcher Osmar Dalla Costa, Embrapa Swine and Poultry, and Charli Ludtke and José Rodolfo Ciocca, WSPA.

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