Consumers & Pig Pain Points

Pork Pain ManagementUnderstanding Pain Dr. Monique Pairis-Garcia, Iowa State University, and Dr. Anna Johnson Butters, Iowa State University, provide information on the science of pain in animals. In pork production there is concern from consumers about the practices of tail docking and castration. To understand the issue, there needs to be a body of knowledge about the practices and what they mean for pigs.