leg weakness(redirected from leg weakness of pigs)
difficulty in rising, staggery gait.
leg weakness of pigs
a locomotor disability of pigs unassociated with infectious arthritis. It is a combination of noninfectious arthropathy and osteopathy, and is a significant cause of mandatory culling in pig herds. Included as causes of the syndrome are defects of conformation, osteochondrosis and arthrosis, epiphyseolysis, lumbar intervertebral disk degeneration, and spondylosis. The clinical syndrome varies from lameness to difficulty in rising, to recumbency. Characteristic signs are carrying of a hindleg, sitting on the haunches for long periods, and a shuffling gait.
leg weakness of turkeys
swelling of the hock and deformity of the tarsometatarsal bone in turkeys; it is of unknown etiology.