The starting point for the workshop was the European Declaration on alternatives to surgical castration, which aims at ending surgical castration of piglets by 2018.

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Speakers

Monika Löfstedt, DVM, PhD, Farm & Animal Health:
Surgical Castration with Local Anaesthesia

Rikke Thomson, MSc, Aarhus University:
Production of Entire Male Pigs, A Means to Avoid Surgical Castration

Niels Wuyts, Director, Veterinary Operations, Zoetis:
Boar Tain Vaccination, A Possible Solution to Avoid Surgical Castration in Pigs

Reineke Hameleers, Director, Eurogroup for Animals:
An NGO’s Perspective on the Alternatives to Surgical Castration of Piglets

Susanne Støier, Director, Meat technology , Danish Meat Research Institute:
Detection of Boar Taint, A Means to Avoid Surgical Castration

Klaus Grunert, Professor, Aarhus University:
Stakeholder Perceptions of Alternatives to Surgical Castration of Male Piglets