Understanding Prop 12’s Impact on Animal Welfare | Dr. Cara Haden

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About the Guest

Dr. Cara Haden received her degree as a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 2014 from the Iowa State College of Veterinary Medicine. After graduation, she joined Pipestone Vet Clinic as an associate Veterinarian working with independent pig farm clients throughout the Midwest. Today she serves as the Director of Animal Welfare for Pipestone. Cara is also active on social media, showcasing the swine industry and the ways farmers care for their pigs.

Dr. Cara Haden

What can you expect to learn from this episode of Popular Pig?

  • Navigating Prop 12 Compliance: Insights into the complexities of adapting to California’s Prop 12 in pig farming.
  • Housing System Impacts: A comparison of different pig housing systems and their effects on animal welfare.
  • Health Concerns under Prop 12: Data revealing increased health issues, such as lameness, in pigs due to Prop 12 housing conditions.
  • Public Communication: The importance of transparently discussing pig farming practices and welfare impacts with the public.
  • Focus on Welfare Improvements: Strategies and future plans to enhance animal welfare in Prop 12 compliant systems.