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Pork producers will soon be required to use pain medication for some everyday surgical procedures when handling swine.

Pork producers will soon need to use pain medication in routine swine procedures

Pork producers will need to use pain medications for procedures 
such as castration and tail docking starting in July 2016

Change is coming, but it won’t be huge change nor difficult for pork producers to adopt. Effective July 1, 2016, producers will have to use pain mitigation medication when performing procedures like castration and tail docking. “There are a number of these elective husbandry procedures in the code, and these are painful procedures for pigs, […] Read more