Non-infectious factors associated with macroscopic and microscopic lung lesions in slaughter pigs from farrow-to-finish herds.

@article{Maes2001NoninfectiousFA,
  title={Non-infectious factors associated with macroscopic and microscopic lung lesions in slaughter pigs from farrow-to-finish herds.},
  author={D Maes and Hubert Deluyker and Michele Verdonck and F Castryck and Cora Miry and Bernard C Vrijens and Richard Ducatelle and Aart de Kruif},
  journal={The Veterinary record},
  year={2001},
  volume={148 2},
  pages={41-6}
}
A cross-sectional epidemiological study was conducted in 150 randomly selected farrow-to-finish herds to investigate which non-infectious factors might act as risk indicators for the prevalence and severity of macroscopic and microscopic lung lesions in slaughter pigs. Data were collected during herd visits through inspections of the pigs and through interviews with the farmers. Macroscopic lung lesions of pneumonia and pleuritis were recorded at slaughter from 25 pigs per herd, and microscopic… CONTINUE READING