Dipped shoulder (humpy back, kinky back, kyphosis)

This disease primarily affects gilts and boars up to six months in age. The key clinical sign is a disfigurement of the body.
calendar icon 14 November 2018
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Treatment

In cases of paralysis, animals should be culled. Mortality is usually low.

Emily Houghton

Editor, The Pig Site

Emily Houghton is a Zoology graduate from Cardiff University and was the editor of The Pig Site from October 2017 to May 2020. Emily has worked in livestock husbandry, and has written, conducted and assisted with research projects regarding the synthesis of welfare and productivity of free-range food species.

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