A comprehensive review of housing for pregnant sows
In response to a resolution ratified by the AVMA House of Delegates and at the recommendation of the association's Animal Welfare Committee, the members of the Task Force on the Housing of Pregnant Sows conducted a thorough and objective review of the scientific evidence relating to the impact on the health and welfare of keeping breeding sows in gestation stalls. During their review, members of the Task Force evaluated more than 1,500 pages of peer-reviewed science. The following comprises their report and recommendations.
Rhodes, R. T., Appleby, M. C., Chinn, K., Douglas, L., Firkins, L. D., Houpt, K. A., ... & Wills, R. W. (2005). A comprehensive review of housing for pregnant sows. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, 227(10), 1580-1590. https://doi.org/10.2460/javma.2005.227.1580