Epidemiologic evaluation of decubital ulcers in farrowing sows.

  title={Epidemiologic evaluation of decubital ulcers in farrowing sows.},
  author={Peter R. Davies and William M. Morrow and Wes Rountree and David C Miller},
  journal={Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association},
  volume={210 8},
OBJECTIVE To define temporal patterns and risk factors for development of decubital ulcers over the tuber of the spine of the scapula (tuber) of lactating sows. DESIGN Prospective study. ANIMALS 147 late-gestation sows and gilts. PROCEDURE Females were examined for skin lesions over the tubers, and body condition score, depth of back fat, and depth of soft tissues over the tuber (tuber depth) were determined (day 0). On days 5, 12, 18, 40, 54, and 68, sows were examined for lesions over… CONTINUE READING

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