Short News 2009: Research anaestetised castration of boars

Since 2009 boars in The Netherlands are anaestetically castrated. This choice is based on research of the Animal Science Group of Wageningen University and Research Centre. An important conclusion of this research was: anaestetics take away the pain of castration. The research project and results were published in the scientific magazine Animal (2008,2: 166-1673 Cambridge University Press).