Real Welfare for vets

If you're a vet looking to complete Real Welfare assessments on your clients' units, you will need to take online and practical on-farm training and assessments yourself.

You must also be registered with Red Tractor/Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) and the Pig Veterinary Society (PVS).

The online training is available by logging onto the Real Welfare training website. For login details, email real.welfare@ahdb.org.uk

Visit the AHDB Pork Real Welfare website

Real Welfare resources

You can also download and print paper data sheets (portrait/landscape) for recording Real Welfare assessment measures on farm.

You can then upload the data to the database via the app or web portal.

Real Welfare data sheet print-out

Submitting Real Welfare results

Using the iPig portal

  • The portal is the web-based access point to the Real Welfare (iPig) database
  • The portal can be accessed via Pig Hub, where you should register and log in, or access can be gained by going to www.i-pig.org
  • Refer to the user manual [link to PDF of User guide Ipig Web Portal Vets document] for more information on using the iPig portal
  • Internet access is required
  • The portal can be used to submit data to the iPig database and to view benchmarked results

Using the iPig app

  • The iPig portal can be accessed using mobile telephones and tablet devices via the iPig app
  • Download the iOS version of the app from the Apple Store or download the Android version of the app from Google Play
  • It is recommended that the app is downloaded and users register and log in before visiting the farm
  • Use the app for entering unit information, calculating sample numbers, collecting Real Welfare data, submitting data to the iPig database and viewing benchmarked results
  • iPig iOS app user guide
  • iPig Android app user guide

For technical help with the iPig portal or app, email real.welfare@ahdb.org.uk or telephone 0247 647 8913 during AHDB office hours.

iPig app video tutorials

Use these videos to learn how to use the iPig app.

iPig app: Review and amend samples

iPig app: How to enter a sample

iPig app: Oversampling

iPig app: How to configure a unit