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Disease / Welfare Problems - Weaned and Growing Pigs

Condition/Problem and Welfare Failures
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Abscess

  • Faulty injections
  • Fighting
  • Lameness factors
  • Mixing of pigs
  • Tail biting
  • Trauma
Bursitis
  • Badly designed slats
  • Foot problems
  • Incorrect slat: gap ratio
  • Lameness
  • Poor floor surfaces
  • Trauma
  • Weight too heavy for slats
Colitis

  • Disease
  • Faulty nutrition
  • Poor building hygiene
Erysipelas
  • Dirty wet conditions in finishing pens
  • High exposure in straw based systems
Enteric diseases in growing pigs
  • Infections such as those that cause PE, swine dysentery, salmonellosis
  • Poor hygiene
  • Poor nutrition
  • Poor environments
Greasy pig disease - Exudative epidermitis
  • Faulty teeth clipping
  • High humidity
  • High stocking densities
  • Infection
  • Skin abrasions
Gastric ulcers
  • Faulty nutrition
  • Feed too finely ground
  • Stress
Haematoma and haemorrhage
  • Fighting
  • Mange
  • Trauma from the environment
Lameness
  • Fat sprayed diets
  • High stocking densities
  • Poor nutrition
  • Slippery floor surfaces (fat sprayed diets)
  • Increasing gap size between slats caused by wearing
Leg weakness (OCD)
  • Gilts served too young
  • Heavy stocking densities
  • Poor floor surfaces
Pneumonia
  • House not split into modules
  • Permanently populated housing
  • Poor management
  • Poor environment
  • Poor nutrition
  • Specific infections
Post-weaning diarrhoea
  • Excess feed
  • Failure to clean and disinfect between batches
  • Fluctuating temperatures
  • Poor environment
  • Stale feed
Rectal prolapse
  • Poor environment
  • Poor nutrition
  • Respiratory disease
Respiratory disease
  • Fluctuating temperatures and humidity
  • High stocking densities
  • Permanently populated houses
  • Poor nutrition
Vice (Abnormal behaviour)
  • An unhappy pig
  • Poor environment

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