A longitudinal study on the performance of in vivo methods to determine the osteochondrotic status of young pigs.

@article{Bertholle2016ALS,
  title={A longitudinal study on the performance of in vivo methods to determine the osteochondrotic status of young pigs.},
  author={Christian P Bertholle and Ellen Meijer and Willem Back and Arjan J Stegeman and P R van Weeren and Arie van Nes},
  journal={BMC veterinary research},
  year={2016},
  volume={12},
  pages={
          62
        }
}
BACKGROUND In today's porcine industry, lameness has a major welfare and economic impact, and is often caused by osteochondrosis (OC). The etiological factors of the disease have been studied in depth, however, to this day, little is known about the natural course of the disorder and how it can be detected at an early stage in pigs. The aim of this pilot study was to assess the potential of three non-invasive techniques for the detection and monitoring of early OC processes in piglets. A group… CONTINUE READING
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