Tag Archive: lameness, Mike Eisenmenger, SHIC, Swine Health Information Center
Feb 09, 2021Susan SpiegelComments Off on How to tackle mortality-causing lameness in finishing hogsLameness is now the leading cause of mortality in mid- to late-finishing pigs. How did lameness develop into such a big problem?
Jul 22, 2019Susan SpiegelComments Off on A simple scoring system can provide insights into tail biting and lamenessTail biting and lameness directly impact the well-being of growing pigs, which in turn impacts their productivity and the farm’s economics.
Apr 04, 2019Susan SpiegelComments Off on Why did sow-mortality rates jump to 15%?The spike in sow-mortality rates over the past decade has prompted the US pork industry to hunt for answers.
Feb 27, 2019Susan SpiegelComments Off on Why sows leave the herd: Biological priorities and productivityWhen it comes to sow productivity, culling and mortality issues, “the simple answer is there’s no simple answer,” John Deen, DVM, University of Minnesota swine epidemiologist, told Pig Health...