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AU researcher presented the pig as possible pain model at world congress in Boston

At the world congress in Boston in September organised by the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP), pain in pigs as a model for humans was part of the programme for the first time. Senior researcher Mette S. Herskin from AU-Foulum was among the speakers in a workshop and a satellite symposium on the use of animal models for studies of pain.

2018.10.22 | Linda Søndergaard Sørensen

Pig pain and welfare researchers met at the IASP world congress to share their knowledge of pigs as production animals as well as animal models. Mette S. Herskin from Aarhus University, Dale Sandercock and Anna Sinclair from Scotland’s Rural College and Cathy Owles from University of Nottingham.

Pig pain and welfare researchers met at the IASP world congress to share their knowledge of pigs as production animals as well as animal models. Mette S. Herskin from Aarhus University, Dale Sandercock and Anna Sinclair from Scotland’s Rural College and Cathy Owles from University of Nottingham.

Mette S. Herskin from Department of Animal Science, Aarhus University on the podium at the world congress in Boston.

Mette S. Herskin from Department of Animal Science, Aarhus University on the podium at the world congress in Boston.

One of IASP's many Special Interest Groups (SIGs) focuses on pain in animals and works to integrate animal experimental research across disciplines such as ethology, veterinary science and biomedicine.

One of IASP's many Special Interest Groups (SIGs) focuses on pain in animals and works to integrate animal experimental research across disciplines such as ethology, veterinary science and biomedicine.

 

Senior researcher Mette S. Herskin from Department of Animal Science, Aarhus University participated recently in IASP's (The International Association for the Study of Pain) world congress held in Boston on 12-16 September 2018.

Mette S. Herskin was among the speakers in a workshop and a satellite symposium on measurement of pain in animals used as models for pain in humans. The main part of this work involves rodents such as mice and rats, and thus, it was the first time that AU-Foulum and the study of pain in pigs as models for humans were on the programme at the world congress.

The presentation was supported by posters from leading universities within pig research and was part of a long-term work on integrating animal experimental research across disciplines such as ethology, veterinary science and biomedicine – a work taking place in the context of IASP's Special Interest Group for ’non-human pain’ where Mette S. Herskin is a board member.

The IASP world congress is held every second year and is a global venue for participants from more than 100 countries and across a large number of disciplines dedicated to working on improvement of the possibilities for pain relief for humans across the world.

Read more on the IASP world congress in Boston: https://www.iaspworldcongressonpain.org/.

Additional information

Mette S. Herskin, Department of Animal Science, Aarhus University

E-mail: MetteS.Herskin@anis.au.dk

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