1986 Volume 39 Issue 7 Pages 447-450
A disease of pigs associated with a serious locomotive disturbance of the hind limbs broke out collectively on a farm over a period from Feburary to April. Pathological examination revealed necrosis in the epiphyseal cartilage of the femur and epiphysiolysis of the femoral hesd.
Radiographs demonstrated a decrese in density of a large area involved in pathological changes. The serum levels of Ca, P and alkaline phosphatase were normal. From these findings this disease was diagnosed as osteochondrosis.