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CVMA Policy on Tail Docking and Teeth Clipping of Swine

The CVMA encourages improved husbandry practices to minimize the need for tail docking and teeth clipping.  When necessary, tail docking is performed to prevent tail biting and cannibalism among pigs.  Tail docking should be performed as early as possible, but by 14 days of age.

Teeth clipping is performed as necessary to prevent trauma to the sow’s teats and snouts of other piglets (due to the presence of sharp canine teeth at birth).

The CVMA recommends the use of procedures and practices that reduce or eliminate pain, including the use of approved or AMDUCA-permissible clinically effective medications whenever possible.

(June 2011)

 

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