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Porcine congenital splayleg: a review


Ooi, Peck Toung and Tee, Tuan Poy and Lai, Jyh Mirn (2012) Porcine congenital splayleg: a review. Jurnal Veterinar Malaysia, 24 (1&2). pp. 9-12. ISSN 9128-2506


Porcine congenital splayleg (PCS) is a clinical condition of newborn piglets, characterised by muscle weakness, resulting in the inability to properly stand and walk, with affected limbs extended sideways or forwards. It is arguably the most important congenital defect of commercial piglets and causes significant economic loss to pig farmers. The aetiology and pathogenetic mechanisms for PCS are still not well understood. Various management, nutrition and genetic factors have been found associated with PCS problems, but the actual cause remain obscure. Proper management and good farm practise are essential to control this multi-factorials PCS problem.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Agriculture
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
Publisher: Veterinary Association Malaysia
Keywords: Congenital splayleg; Porcine; Piglet; Skeletal muscle
Depositing User: Noor Syafiqah Mohd Hairi
Date Deposited: 30 Sep 2015 04:59
Last Modified: 30 Sep 2015 04:59
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/32836
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