Claw horn growth and wear rates, toe length, and claw size in commercial pigs: A pilot study
Sarel van Amstel, BVSc, MMedVet, Diplomate ABVP, Diplomate ACVIM; Thomas Doherty, MVB, MSc, Diplomate ACVA
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Mean claw horn growth and wear rates in three commercial gilts were greater for rear feet and for the caudal wall. Outer and inner claws differed in size for rear feet, but not for front feet. Lesions occurred mainly in the outer claws of rear feet.
Keywords: hoof growth and wear rates, toe length, hoof size
Cite as: van Amstel S, Doherty T. Claw horn growth and wear rates, toe length, and claw size in commercial pigs: A pilot study. J Swine Health Prod 2010;18(5):239-243.
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