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Pig Journal Volume: 66
Publication date: December 2011

Case Studies

UNILATERAL FOOT NECROSIS AND NEUROLOGICAL DEFICITS IN GROWER PIGS ASSOCIATED WITH SEVERE ISCHIATIC MONONEUROPATHY:A POSSIBLE ASSOCIATION WITH HANDLING AT WEANING
B.W. STRUGNELL, M.E.C.WHITE, S.F.E. SCHOLES, G.O.H. HATELEY, N.G.A.WOODGER

Abstract
he cause of severe foot necrosis and motor and sensory deficits affecting only one hind limb, usually the left, of four to ten-week-old weaner grower pigs on a 300 sow indoor farrow-to-finish unit was investigated. Lesions, although severe, did not appear to be painful. Severe damage to the ischial nerve, suspected to have been caused by focal trauma associated with lifting sucking piglets by a hind limb, usually the left,was identified and proposed as the cause of the clinical signs observed.

 
 
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