Behavioural evaluation of analgesic efficacy for pain mitigation in lame sows.

  title={Behavioural evaluation of analgesic efficacy for pain mitigation in lame sows.},
  author={Monique D Pairis-Garcia and Anna K Johnson and Kenneth J Stalder and Caitlyn Abell and Locke A Karriker and Johann Francois Coetzee and Suzanne T Millman},
  journal={Animal Welfare},
Lameness in breeding swine has a large negative economic impact and is a welfare concern. Pain-related behaviour, such as postural changes, may be used to evaluate the presence and severity of pain in animals. The objective of this work was to determine the effects of flunixin meglumine (FM) and meloxicam (M) on postural changes in lame sows. Lameness was induced in 24 mature sows (Sus scrofa) using a chemical synovitis model. Three treatments were compared: FM (2.2 mg kg; n = 24, intramuscular… Expand
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