Fluorine

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Fluorine poisoning is uncommon in swine but may occur on heavily contaminated pastures. In acute cases of poisoning, diarrhoea, lameness and nervous signs may be seen. In chronic cases however lameness may be the only symptom.

Diagnosis

This is carried out by assessing fluorine levels in bone which should be less than 600ppm.

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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