Objective assessment tools and pain management for lame sows

Objectives of this study were to evaluate pressure algometry and thermal sensitivity as methods of pain assessment and to assess sodium salicylate and flunixin meglumine (BanamineÒ) for pain mitigation in sows with lameness. Twelve clinically normal sows were temporarily made…

Genetic and antigenic characterization of a recent PRRSV isolate

Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV) NC16845 was isolated from porcine tissue submitted to the Iowa State University Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory in 2006. The isolate originated from twelve-week-old pigs from North Carolina exhibiting lethargy, coughing, respiratory distress and weight…