Pressure mat analysis of the longitudinal development of pig locomotion in growing pigs after weaning

@inproceedings{Meijer2014PressureMA,
  title={Pressure mat analysis of the longitudinal development of pig locomotion in growing pigs after weaning},
  author={Ellen Meijer and Christian P Bertholle and Maarten Oosterlinck and Franz Josef van der Staay and Willem Back and Arie van Nes},
  booktitle={BMC veterinary research},
  year={2014}
}
BACKGROUND Gait evaluation is difficult in pigs, especially when objective and quantitative data are needed, thus little research has been conducted in this species. There is considerable experience, however, with objective gait analysis in other species, such as horses and dogs. In this study, a pressure mat was used to establish baseline kinetic data for gait and its longitudinal development in growing, weaned piglets.Ten clinically healthy weaned piglets were trained to trot over a pressure… CONTINUE READING

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