SOWS that leave the herd early have less opportunity to reach their full potential, and to keep sows in the herd longer, a lameness prevention strategy is needed.
Dr. Zach Rambo, swine research nutritionist for Zinpro Corp., said preventing sow lameness can promote a balanced parity structure.
"The parity structure of the herd suffers from early culling," Rambo said. "Sows typically don't become profitable until their third
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