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The easy and realistic solution is to produce entire boars or to immunocastrate. However, there are countries who are leaning more toward anesthesia.
You’re right! in pigs with 125-135 kg the inmunocastration vaccine (2 doses) works perfectly and is the recommended option to produce animals without any problem of boar taint and improving animal welfare. When we are talking about “heavy” pigs, we are talking about animals with more than 160 kg and more than 9 months (Italian system) or more than 10 months (Spanish iberico pig). For those animals, and considering the production system and management, maybe it is needed 3 doses if you don’t want to have any anomalous behaviour (mounting) in finishers. in this case, the protocol is the same you are using but with a 3rd dose 2-3 months after the 2nd one. But also in those animals (>160 kg) boar taint is eliminated with 2 doses (1st dose with 7-8 month and 2nd one with 8-9 months). Anyway, I am sure, veterinarians of Zoetis could advise for any particular situation.
Miguel A. Higuera