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Title: Locomotion scores in early gestation of younger parity sows are associated with fight lesions and body condition
Contributor(s): Lumby, J C (author); Bunter, Kim L  (author); Wynn, P C (author)
Publication Date: 2015
DOI: 10.1071/ANv55n12Ab012
Handle Link: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/18921
Abstract: Lameness in gilts and breeding sows is a major cause of premature removal or culling throughout the Australian pork industry, leading to economic and production losses (Dewey et al.1992; Anil et al. 2005). Although lameness can have many causes, the injuries acquired as a result of negative interactions and aggression between sows can be common in group-housing systems (Heinonen et al. 2013). The aim of this study was to investigate if lameness in gestating sows was associated with sow condition and the negative interactions between sows, such as fighting.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Animal Production Science, 55(12), p. 1510-1510
Publisher: CSIRO Publishing
Place of Publication: Clayton, Australia
ISSN: 1836-0939
1836-5787
Field of Research (FOR): 070201 Animal Breeding
Socio-Economic Outcome Codes: 830308 Pigs
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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