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Assessment of lameness, pain and culling risk in sows

February 25, 2010

Lameness has long been identified as a concern in sow herds. It is usually recognized as a painful condition and as potentially detrimental to the future productivity of that sow. Lameness is...
Development of Antibiotic Usage Information in Swine

November 2, 2007

There exists global concern about the emergence of antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria and their potential relationship to antimicrobial use in food animal production. Despite this, the U.S....
Comparison of Housing Systems for Gestating Sows

June 8, 2005

As expected, there are benefits and challenges to all the sow housing gestation systems studied. The aim of this study was to identify and understand these benefits and challenges of each gestation...