I would think there are better ways with technology to perhaps do this, instead of having to shoot the pigs but the technology may be expensive.  There are simulation processes that can pretty much do the same thing, hospitals use them now for training for emergency treatment in the ER rooms.  Texas A and M University has a program they developed and now market.  Here’s another simulation that actually talks.  Anyway, it might just be that the exercise with pigs could be coming around to perhaps being outdated soon.  BD 

Despite opposition by the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, the Army proceeded to shoot live pigs and treat their gunshot wounds in a medical trauma exercise Friday at Schofield Barracks for soldiers headed to Iraq. Maj. Derrick Cheng, spokesman for the 25th Infantry Division, said the training was conducted as scheduled under a U.S. Department of Agriculture license and the careful supervision of veterinarians and a military Animal Care and Use Committee.

The Associated Press: Army shoots live pigs for medical drill

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  1. I would think there are better ways with technology to perhaps do this, instead of having to shoot the pigs but the technology may be expensive. There are simulation processes that can pretty much do the same thing, hospitals use them now for training for emergency treatment in the ER rooms. Texas A and M University has a program they developed and now market. Here’s another simulation that actually talks. Anyway, it might just be that the exercise with pigs could be coming around to perhaps being outdated soon.

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