Journal of the Japan Veterinary Medical Association
Online ISSN : 2186-0211
Print ISSN : 0446-6454
ISSN-L : 0446-6454
A Collective Outbreak of Osteochondrosis in Pigs
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1986 Volume 39 Issue 7 Pages 447-450

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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.

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