SEPTEMBER 03, 2018

| by Marie-Christine Meunier-Salaün, Maija Karhapää, Hilkka Siljander-Rasi, Emma Cantaloube, Lucile Archimbaud, Ludovic Brossard, Nathalie Le Floc'h and Anne Boudon

Effect of divergent lines selected on feed efficiency and physical activity on lameness and osteochondrosis in growing pigs

This presentation was held at ISAE 2018. You can download the abstract and the full presentation.

Locomotion disorders have been identified as a significant production disease for growing and finishing pigs, and a sign of reduced animal welfare (EU PROHEALTH project). Amongst them, lameness is a complex problem including animal-based and resources-based causes.
Osteochondrosis (OC) is a very frequent disease in pigs, affecting cartilage. The study assessed the occurrence of lameness and OC in two divergent lines of Large-White selected according to a feed efficiency trait (HRFI, LRFI; high or low residual feed intake), submitted ...