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Epidemiological investigation of femoral fractures in market pigs and the associated economic implications

By Reza Hejazi and Allison J. Danyluk


The cause of an increased number of femoral fractures in market pigs from a single producer is described. Blood chemical, bone ash, radiographic, and feed analyses revealed that the fractures were caused by insufficient calcium in the diet. Associated economic and welfare implications are discussed

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Publisher: Canadian Veterinary Medical Association
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