Podcast: Dr. Antonio Velarde: How can we evaluate animal welfare in our facilities?


In a broad spectrum, we all know what welfare is. However, how can we measure it in our animal facilities? And once we have established what the weak points are, how can we improve them? In this episode, I talk with Dr. Antonio Velarde about the parameters and causes of welfare concerns in swine facilities, the best ways to provide enrichment, and how to minimize stress in order to improve pig welfare.

“The pig’s relationship with the human is also important. There can be detrimental effects if they are afraid of the caretakers.” – Dr. Antonio Velarde