Swine on straw bedding Swine Anesthesia and Analgesia, 2011 (PDF | 2.17MB)

USDA. NAL. Animal Welfare Information Center.

This resource was developed to provide investigators, laboratory animal veterinarians, technicians, and others, working with swine with access to baseline literature on anesthesia and analgesia.

Pigs Swine, 2003

USDA. NAL. Animal Welfare Information Center.

An informational resource on swine welfare with bibliographic citations, links to useful Web sites, and a list of training materials for people who work closely with pigs.

Sow with piglets A Comprehensive Review of Housing for Pregnant Sows (PDF | 104 KB)

American Veterinary Medical Association.

This is the report and recommendations of an AVMA task force on housing of pregnant sows whose members evaluated over 1500 pages of peer-reviewed scientific literature.

The Welfare of Pigs

UK. Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.

Provides information on welfare standards and codes that exist for pigs in the UK. There are also links to informational booklets on pig welfare and outdoor pig farming.

Sow Gestation Housing

Purdue University Extension.

Provides access to educational information and initiatives regarding sow housing.

Effects of Tail Docking and Housing Systems

Texas Tech University. Livestock Issues Research Unit.

An article that discusses the well-being of pigs in reference to tail docking and housing systems.

CAST Issue Paper # 42, Scientific Assessment of the Welfare of Dry Sows Kept in Individual Accommodations

Council for Agricultural Science and Technology (CAST).

A review of scientific literature on the welfare of dry sows housed in individual gestation accommodations.