There are two aspects to pain research in swine. The one of primary interest to research veterinarians is the control of pain associated with experimental procedures and the second is the use of swine as an animal model to study new agents and methods of controlling pain in humans. This manuscript seeks to review methodologies for both of those aspects of the study of pain in swine, which are considered to be a translational research model in this field. Much of the information on adequate pain control in swine has been published in the research literature.
M. Michael Swindle, DVM, Professor Emeritus, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston; Veterinary Consultant for Swine