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on November 15, 2017

Mastitis in sows: A perennial problem

This condition can have serious consequences for the sow and piglets, both in the short and long term.

Inflammation of one or more of the mammary glands is referred to as mastitis. It is generally caused by an acute bacterial infection, although it can become chronic. In the lactating sow, clinical onset is about 12 hours postpartum, having started at farrowing. Mastitis can affect individual animals or a…

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