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Publication type: Diploma Thesis

Year: 2010

Author(s): Pfundstein, Svende

Title: Untersuchungen über die praktische Umsetzung der CO2/O2-Narkose bei der Saugferkelkastration mit einem kommerziell verfügbaren Gerät in einem konventionellen Ferkelerzeugerbetrieb.

Other title: Investigation about the practical use of a commercially available CO2/O2 narcosis device to castrate suckling piglets in a conventional pig farm

Source: Diplomarbeit, Vet. Med. Univ. Wien, pp. 31.


Langhoff Rebecca
Ritzmann Mathias

Baumgartner Johannes

Vetmed Research Units:
University Clinic for Swine

Several studies show that surgical castration without the use of anaesthetics / analgesics leads to severe intra- and postoperative pain. Castration is jet necessary to avoid boar taint, but multiple options of anaesthesia and / or analgesia as well as methods without castration are discussed. The Netherlands decided to use CO2/O2 narcosis from 2007 on and plan to abolish castration completely in 2015. The aim of this study is to evaluate the practical use of a commercially available CO2/O2 narcosis device (MS Pigsleeper, Fa. Schippers GmbH, Kerken). In particular problems with the use of the apparatus and the required time are considered.

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