PixieGene is committed to ensuring the optimal animal welfare of the pigs produced and has worked out guidelines for this. The animals are generated and bred in Denmark and the proce-dures live up to or exceed the regulations set by Danish legislation. The pigs are cared for by professional staff and measures are taken to ensure the health and well being of each individual animal. A veterinary inspection is carried out at a regular basis.

Some genetic pig models are disposed to welfare impairment due to the disease inflicted on them and PixieGene is dedicated to identifying any suboptimal welfare in order to implement veterinary care and palliation whenever needed.


Transport of the animals from the production site to the customer is carried out by special vehi-cles designed for laboratory pigs. The driver has been educated in transportation of pigs accord-ing to national rules and PixieGene´s guidelines.