Re-examining lameness

When you think about a sow with lameness, what image leaps to your mind? The classic view is of a sow that is limping as it walks. I would argue that a more accurate portrayal of the lame sow is one that is not walking and is reluctant to get up and walk. Examining the gait of a sow can still predict real problems, but sows are also capable of hiding their lameness or showing different levels of lameness over time.

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Tackling flu in piglets – What’s your gameplan?

In the January/February issue of National Hog Farmer, University of Minnesota faculty Montse Torremorell and Marie Culhane, along with graduate research assistants Gustavo Lopez and Chong Li explore farm plans to tackle influenza in pigs.

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