A standardized protocol to investigate sow mortality

Scott D. Pretzer, DVM; Christa K. Irwin, DVM; Jerome O. Geiger, DVM, MS; Steven C Henry, DVM, Dipl ABVP

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(This diagnostic note has not been refereed.) This article describes a standardized sow necropsy protocol, including history taking, postmortem techniques, lesion observation, gross organ evaluation, tissue collection and preservation, backfat measurement, and digital imagery.

Keywords: diagnosis, necropsy, sows

RIS citationCite as: Pretzer SD, Irwin CK, Geiger JO, et al. A standardized protocol to investigate sow mortality. J Swine Health Prod 2000;8(1):35-37.

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