on June 17, 2010
Book illustrates sow lameness
Explains causes and effects
Zimpr o Animal Nutrition’s Feed First team
has released a new book that examines the causes and effects of sow lameness for those in the industry. The book, “An Introduction to Sow Lameness, Claw Lesions and Pathogenesis Theories,” was authored by several members of the group, formed several years ago to identify and prevent lameness in pigs. The book discusses ways to reduce lameness in commercial swine operations through lesion assessment, nutrition, gilt selection and corrections like trimming.