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Disease / Welfare Problems - Group Housing

Condition/Problem and Welfare Failures
(729)

Abortion

  • Inadequate access to food
  • Lack of bedding
  • Lack of boar contact
  • Low feed
  • Low temperatures
  • Poor body condition
  • Reduced daylight length
  • Stress
  • Wet bedding
Abscess
  • Fighting
  • Trauma
Aggression
  • Adding new sows
  • High stocking density
  • Mixing
Anaemia
  • Gastric ulceration
  • Haemorrhage - vulva
  • Trauma
Arthritis
  • Environmental trauma
  • Damage at oestrus
  • Leg weakness (OCD)
Bursitis
  • Shortage of bedding
  • Trauma
Bush foot
  • Trauma due to poor concrete surfaces
Erysipelas
  • Dirty bedding
  • Ease of spread from clinically ill animals
  • Stress
Foot rot
  • Dirty wet bedding
  • Poor management
Fractures
  • Leg weakness
  • Slippery floors
  • Trauma
Haematoma
  • Fighting
Hygroma
  • Trauma
Infertility
  • Stress induced embryo losses
Leg weakness (OCD)
  • Poor floor surfaces
  • Trauma
Mastitis
  • Permanently bedded yards
  • Poor hygiene
Internal parasites
  • Access to faeces
  • Wet dirty areas
Prolapse rectum or vagina
  • Abdominal pressure
  • Nutrition
Thin sow syndrome
  • Bullying
  • External and internal parasites
  • Poor environment
  • Variable feed intake
Vulva biting
  • Feeding methods
  • Pen design
  • Stocking density

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