The influence of canine teeth clipping on nursing and nursery pig performance
Ronald O. Bates, MS, PhD; Mark D. Hoge, MS; David B. Edwards, MS; Barbara E. Straw, DVM, PhD
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Litters that either had their canine teeth clipped or left intact had similar preweaning and nursery growth and mortality rates, although pigs with intact teeth had more facial wounds than those with clipped teeth. Clipping canine teeth is not routinely necessary for modern swine farms.
Keywords: piglet, canine teeth, growth, mortality rate
Cite as: Bates RO, Hoge MD, Edwards DB, et al. The influence of canine teeth clipping on nursing and nursery pig performance. J Swine Health Prod 2003;11(2):75-79.
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