Using ‘Translactational Analgesia’ to Reduce Piglet Pain at Castration
Increasing concern from the public is found regarding painful livestock procedures such as castration. Pain medication is not commonly used in piglet castration. Affordable and practical methods for pain medication delivery are needed to increase the acceptance by producers. In cattle, analgesics can be transferred at lactation through milk. Meloxicam© is being studied to see if it can be delivered to the piglets through the sow and in what concentrations.