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Claw Horn Growth and Wear Rates, Toe Length, and Claw Size in Commercial Pigs: A Pilot Study
Journal of Swine Health and Production (2010)
  • Sarel R Van Amstel, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • Thomas Doherty, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Abstract

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
  • swine,
  • hoof growth and wear rates,
  • toe length,
  • hoof size
Publication Date
September, 2010
Citation Information
Sarel R Van Amstel and Thomas Doherty. "Claw Horn Growth and Wear Rates, Toe Length, and Claw Size in Commercial Pigs: A Pilot Study" Journal of Swine Health and Production Vol. 18 Iss. 5 (2010)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/thomas_doherty/9/