Local anaesthesia for pigs subject to castration

Ranheim, B.; Haga, H. A.
January 2006
Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica;2006 Supplement 1, Vol. 48, pS13
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the impact of local anesthesia on castration of piglets in Norway. Several studies have been conducted to determine the effects of anesthesia on piglets after castration. Some of the effects revealed by scientists include the increase of heart rate and higher energy frequency (HEF) calls in pigs that were not given the substance. The authors concluded that injection of the substance into the testicle before castration can reduce the physiological and behavioral responses.


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