Farm Animal Welfare Education CentreFAWEC (Farm Animal Welfare Education Centre) has been created by the Animal Nutrition and Welfare Service (SNiBA) of the Department of Animal and Food Science of the School of Veterinary Science at the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB).

The main objective of FAWEC is to produce educational resources on farm animal welfare and to run theoretical and practical training courses on dairy cattle and pig welfare.

Will the EU manage to phase out surgical castration of pigs?


Date and time: Monday 9th of July 2018, from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. CET

Language: English

Speaker: Déborah Temple

Registration: In order to register for the FAWEC free webinar, please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Duration:  30 minutes presentation followed by a live discussion of up to 30 minutes

Guest speakers from the Animal Welfare Working Group, FVE, during the live discussion

Content: The deadlines of January 1st, 2012, and of 2018 of the “European Declaration on alternatives to surgical castration of pigs” are far from being met and there is a lack of consensus on the animal welfare implications and the feasibility  of  the alternatives to surgical castration without analgesia/anaesthesia. Although countries using analgesia/anaesthesia routinely find this method practical and effective, only few countries seem to aim at meeting the deadline to phase out surgical castration completely. A recent survey from the FVE pointed out those important issues that will be discussed during the webinar.

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Dr. Xavier Manteca Vilanova
Dra. Eva Mainau Brunsó
Dra. Déborah Temple

Tel: +34 93 581 1647 | +34 93 581 1352
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Farm Animal Welfare Education Centre
Departament de Ciència Animal i dels Aliments, VO-135 Edifici V - Campus UAB -
08193 Bellaterra (Barcelona - Spain) 


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