Avoid early sow culling by preventing lameness

Avoid early sow culling by preventing lameness

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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