Locomotion scoring is a visual technique used to assess the severity of lameness in sows. You’ll learn how to observe sows standing and walking, then rank them based on visual cues. The system is intuitive, easy to learn, implement and allows for the early detection of foot disorders and lesions.
Our experts have developed an easy-to-use lesion scoring system to help you accurately identify and record claw lesions in your sow herd. This system allows you visually rank the seven most common claw lesions, based on the type of lesion and its level of severity.
Prevent lameness and keep your sows healthy by trimming claws to prevent unequal weight bearing on overgrown toes and dew claws. Learn how in this step-by-step functional sow claw trimming video.
The Feet First Chute provides a safe, stress-free way for you to easily lift sows and gilts to inspect and trim their feet. The chute was developed to safely evaluate and treat a large quantity of animals in a short amount of time.
Today, with more sows moving into group housing where they are being asked to travel greater distances in order to access their feed and water on a regular basis, swine hoof health has become a key concern that can impact their locomotion, productivity and overall wellness.
This video provides step-by-step instructions on how to trim sow and gilt claws to enhance locomotion and help prevent lameness.