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Prevalence and risk factors for oesophagogastric ulcers in Australian pigs

Accioly, J.M., Robertson, I.D.ORCID: 0000-0002-4255-4752, Pethick, D.W.ORCID: 0000-0002-3255-7677 and Hampson, D.J.ORCID: 0000-0002-7729-0427 (2000) Prevalence and risk factors for oesophagogastric ulcers in Australian pigs. In: 16th International Pig Veterinary Society Congress, 17 - 20 September, Melbourne, Australia p. 365.

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Abattoir surveys have demonstrated that oesophagogastric ulceration (OGU) is a common occurrence in pigs throughout the world. Australia is not a exception, with prevalences between 4.7% and 25% having been recorded in previous surveys. The Australian surveys were limited to certain regions and restricted to a small number of farms. (1). Various factors have been linked with risk of OGU development, but the pathophysiology of this morbidity is still unclear (2).

The objective of this study was to determine the prevalence of OGU in herds from different regions of Australia and investigate its relationship with factors which previously have been identified in the literature as conferring risk (2).

Item Type: Conference Paper
Murdoch Affiliation(s): School of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences
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