Sow lameness Technical Articles

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Article published the September 30, 2016:

Sow lameness overview in the South African pig industry

The South African pig industry is no different from other pig industry in the world with regard to sow lameness. More than 76% of the sows assessed for lesion scoring had a lesion in more than one claw, which i...
Author/s :
Mashilo Phosa
Statistics:
198 1
Article published the September 2, 2016:

Prevalence of Lameness and Claw Lesions During Different Stages in the Reproductive Cycle of Sows and the Impact on Reproduction Results

Implications Knowledge on the economic impact of claw lesions and lameness helps to understand how both the diseases influence economic losses, and indicates how these problems should best be addressed. The f...
Author/s :
Dominiek MaesLiesbet Pluym
Statistics:
232 0
Article published the July 18, 2013:

Focus on lameness and claw health

Longer lifetime – better economy Only 20% of all sows achieve an optimal lifetime production Increasing the number of litters per year sow from 3.5 to 4.5 increases the earnings per year sow by Euro ...
Author/s :
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Statistics:
316 0
Article published the July 24, 2012:

Prevalence and risk factors of claw lesions and lameness in pregnant sows in two types of group housing

Claw and leg lesions in sows may cause lameness, and have detrimental effects on animal welfare. In the European Welfare Quality® protocol, lameness is one of the animal-based measures to assess animal welf...
Author/s :
Liesbet Pluym
Statistics:
1272 0
Article published the April 15, 2011:

Lameness among Sows

Lameness among sows may be and must be regarded as a loss-making disease. Lameness is not a common state for sows, and several international studies indicate losses due to lameness amounting to 50 - 100 Eu...
Author/s :
Hans Aae
Statistics:
508 1
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