The research on pain from castration and tail docking, used to
illustrate some aspects of these guidelines, has been supported by
The Meat and Livestock Commission,
Moredun Research Institute and the
University of Edinburgh.
Joyce E Kent
Vince Molony, acknowledge the help and encouragement of
the following colleagues, Ainsley Iggo, Fernando Cervero, Wilma Steedman, Susan
Fleetwood-Walker, David Cottrell, Graham Wood, David Mellor, Ian Robertson,
Manus Graham, Brian Hosie, Barry Sheppard, Terry Cassidy, Rachel Jackson, Kenneth Rutherford, Lynne Meikle, Anita Rennie.
This website has been produced with help from Yvonne Cockburn, Clare
McConnell, Andrew Short (CLIVE), Andy Pryde (MALTS),
Bruce McGorum (Edinburgh Veterinary School), Bob Ward, Karen O'Callaghan
(Liverpool Veterinary School), Johnny Roughan and Paul Flecknell (Unit for
Comparative Medicine, Newcastle University).
Dame Olga's portrait is used with kind permission of the Royal College of
Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) and the
Some of the video
material (piglets) and information on this website was collected by Joyce Kent during
Churchill Travelling Fellowship visit to
Dr. H.W. Cheng and
Dr. D. Lay at
University, USA and Professor D.J. Mellor,
Massey University, New Zealand during
the summer of 2002.