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Pig producer perspectives on the use of meat inspection as an animal health and welfare diagnostic tool in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland

Overview of attention for article published in Irish Veterinary Journal, February 2016
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Title
Pig producer perspectives on the use of meat inspection as an animal health and welfare diagnostic tool in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland
Published in
Irish Veterinary Journal, February 2016
DOI 10.1186/s13620-015-0057-y
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Catherine Devitt, Laura Boyle, D. L. Teixeira, N. E. O’Connell, M. Hawe, Alison Hanlon, Devitt, Catherine, Boyle, Laura, Teixeira, D L, O'Connell, N E, Hawe, M, Hanlon, Alison

Abstract

Currently, there is growing interest in developing ante and post mortem meat inspection (MI) to incorporate measures of pig health and welfare for use as a diagnostic tool on pig farms. However, the success of the development of the MI process requires stakeholder engagement with the process. Knowledge gaps and issues of trust can undermine the effective exchange and utilisation of information across the supply chain. A social science research methodology was employed to establish stakeholder perspectives towards the development of MI to include measures of pig health and welfare. In this paper the findings of semi-structured telephone interviews with 18 pig producers from the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland are presented. Producers recognised the benefit of the utilisation of MI data as a health and welfare diagnostic tool. This acknowledgment, however, was undermined for some by dissatisfaction with the current system of MI information feedback, by trust and fairness concerns, and by concerns regarding the extent to which data would be used in the producers' interests. Tolerance of certain animal welfare issues may also have a negative impact on how producers viewed the potential of MI data. The private veterinary practitioner was viewed as playing a vital role in assisting them with the interpretation of MI data for herd health planning. The development of positive relationships based on trust, commitment and satisfaction across the supply chain may help build a positive environment for the effective utilisation of MI data in improving pig health and welfare. The utilisation of MI as a diagnostic tool would benefit from the development of a communication strategy aimed at building positive relationships between stakeholders in the pig industry.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 43 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 8 19%
Student > Ph. D. Student 8 19%
Researcher 8 19%
Student > Doctoral Student 4 9%
Lecturer > Senior Lecturer 2 5%
Other 8 19%
Unknown 5 12%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 13 30%
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 6 14%
Medicine and Dentistry 5 12%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 2 5%
Nursing and Health Professions 2 5%
Other 7 16%
Unknown 8 19%

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