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Pigs - Codes of Recommendations for the Welfare of Livestock

DescriptionCode of recommendations for the welfare of pigs
ISBN
Official Print Publication Date
Website Publication DateJune 18, 2009

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Contents

Preface

Introduction

SECTION 1 - RECOMMENDATIONS FOR ALL PIGS

Stockmanship
General
Inspection
Handling
Transport off-farm
Marking

Health
General
Biosecurity
Condition scoring
Lameness
External parasites
Internal parasites
Equipment for vaccination and treatment
Notifiable diseases
Sick and injured animals
Record keeping

Accommodation
General
Floors
Ventilation and temperature
Lighting and noise levels
Automated and mechanical equipment
Fire and other emergency precautions

Feed, Water and other Substances

Management
General
Environmental enrichment
Castration
Tail docking
Teeth clipping/grinding
Natural service
Artificial insemination, vasectomy and electro-ejaculation

SECTION 2 - SPECIFIC RECOMMENDATIONS

Farrowing sows and piglets

Weaners and rearing pigs

Dry sows and gilts

Boars

Pigs kept in outdoor husbandry systems
General
Biosecurity
Accommodation
Feed and water
Fences
Farrowing sows and piglets
Nose ringing

Appendix
Legislation related to pig welfare

NOTE

This Code is produced in terms of Section 37 of the Animal Health
and Welfare (Scotland) Act 2006.

This Section allows the Scottish Ministers, after consultation, to prepare
codes of recommendations for the welfare of livestock.

This Code was laid before Parliament as is required by Section 37 of the above Act.

The power to produce these codes was transferred to the Scottish Ministers
by virtue of Section 53 of the Scotland Act 1998 (1998 c.46).

Any reference in this Code to advisory publications is for information only
and does not form part of this Code.