Shoulder lesions in loose-housed lactating sows on partly slatted floors

28-10-2010 | | |

Shoulder lesions (SL) were on average found in about 1/3 of loose-housed lactating sows in 78 Swedish herds (3). Main risk factors are poor body condition, parity number, lameness and MMA (1,2).

In addition, environmental factors such as floor type may contribute to the development of SL during lactation (1,2).

Nils Holmgren2 Nils Lundeheim1
1. Swedish University of Agric. Science, Uppsala, Sweden; 2. Swedish Animal Health Service, Skara, Sweden

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