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on September 2, 2010

Sow Lameness Symposium held in Minneapolis

Presentations focused on causes, implications and prevention

The Sow Lameness Symposium II, hosted by Zinpro Corporation and Feet First, was held in Minneapolis Aug. 31 through Sept. 2.

The event brought industry experts and academics from around the world to present advancements in sow lameness causes, implications and prevention. "Lameness is a critical animal welfare issue with significant economic implications for sow herds around the world," said Dr. Terry Ward, director of research and nutritional services for Zinpro. "This symposium is designed to bring together international experts and industry representatives to share information and advance our collective understanding of this important topic."

More than 125 swine industry experts attended the event.

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