Sow Lameness Management

Sow lameness is one of the top six reasons for sow mortality. Locomotion injuries and related mortality tripled from 2005 to 2016, now one of the primary reasons for culls and sow mortality.[1]

A third of all sow death loss is due to lameness and downers.[2]

Causes, prevention and treatment for sow lameness

This Sow Lameness Management tool gives you resources to identify the most common causes of lameness at respective joints and ways to prevent sow lameness, control risk factors and create strategies for in-farm management and individual treatments.

Click here to access our interactive Sow Lameness Management tool.

[1] Dr. Ron Ketchum, 30 & up Consulting LLC, PigX Livability Podcast, Season 2, Episode 9: Survivability and the Sow.

[2] Dr. Jack Dekkers, Iowa State University, PigX Livability Podcast, Season 3, Episode 3, Genetic Resilience in Swine,