Sow housing: Opportunities, constraints, and unknowns

John Deen, Sukumarannair S. Anil, Leena Anil

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Abstract

As Webster4 has stated, we have real opportunities to provide incremental improvements to a whole range of welfare factors. We need a disciplined approach that takes into account the skills of farmers, veterinarians, and the whole range of other specialists involved in animal agriculture. Improvement is best based on a model of discovery, transparency, and dialogue. Combative models impede discovery and dialogue, and the animals are the most likely to suffer when we create such a scenario. Veterinarians have a real opportunity to aid swine farms in identifying opportunities and allowing for a transparent portrayal of activities on the farm.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1331-1334
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
Volume226
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 15 2005

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