Animal Castration | Your Views

Animal Castration

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The care and treatment of farm animals in Canada is guided by the National Farm Animal Care Council’s (NFACC) Codes of Practice, including codes for horses, cattle and pigs. These codes are now in the process of being updated and we are seeking your input for these updates.

One area of concern for all three species is castration (the removal of the males' testicles, by surgery or other means, rendering them incapable of reproduction). Should castration be performed? If so, under what conditions (e.g. should anesthetics be required, at what age should this be performed, and who should perform the procedure)?

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Horse Castration

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The Animal Castration survey is an independent research study funded by the Vancouver Foundation

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