Teat necrosis in newborn gilts

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dc.contributor.author Schoneweis, D.A.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-05-06T18:39:42Z
dc.date.available 2010-05-06T18:39:42Z
dc.date.issued 2010-05-06T18:39:42Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/3931
dc.description.abstract Marked enlargement and edema of the vulva are often noted in newborn gilts. An accompanying, but less conspicuous, lesion is enlarged, engorged mammary glands. Although not fully understood, the changes are thought to result from increased estrogen in sows before they farrow. The edema of the vulva usually causes no lasting problems but enlarged mammary glands are more susceptible to injury from a rough surface like concrete slats. Such injuries may lead to teat necrosis and fibrosis, which makes nipples appear inverted and they are often nonfunctional when the gilts farrow. The incidence of teat necrosis can be reduced by carpeting or other materials that protect pigs underlines from rough surfaces. Applying a protectant like Knee-Kote® to the underline of the gilts shortly after they are born and again whenever they are handled the first few days of life may further reduce the incidence. en_US
dc.publisher Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Swine day, 1978 en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station contribution; no. 79-105-S en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Report of progress (Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service); 342 en_US
dc.subject Swine en_US
dc.subject Teat necrosis en_US
dc.subject Newborn gilts en_US
dc.subject Farrow en_US
dc.title Teat necrosis in newborn gilts en_US
dc.type Conference paper en_US
dc.date.published 1978 en_US
dc.citation.spage 39 en_US
dc.description.conference Swine Day, Manhattan, KS, November 9, 1978 en_US

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