Skip to main content

Table 3 Macroscopical findings regarding joints and claws of the three pigs

From: Lameness in fattening pigs – Mycoplasma hyosynoviae, osteochondropathy and reduced dietary phosphorus level as three influencing factors: a case report

  Pig 1
(female, 45 kg)
Pig 2
(male, 32 kg)
Pig 3
(female, 39 kg)
Joints Elbow and tarsal joint:
Slightly increased amount of synovia, turbid synovia, redness of synovialis.
Carpal joint:
Subcutaneous edema of the joint.
Knee joint:
Slight increase in synovia, turbid synovia.
Carpal joint:
Slightly increased amount of synovia, turbid synovia, redness of synovialis.
Tarsal joint:
Subcutaneous edema of the joint.
Claws Both claws of both forelimbs:
Medial dew claws: 2 × 1 cm2 lesion at the lateral wall.
All dew claws: skin of the coronary band not intact.
Left claw of hindlimb:
Lateral claw and dew claw each: 1 × 1 cm2 lesion at lateral wall.
All claws:
Superficial erosive heel lesions (horn detachment at the heel sole horn).
Lateral claw of left forelimb:
Upper sole layer lost, lower layers appear dark and rough.
All claws:
Superficial horn detachments in the cranial parts of the heel sole horn.
Lateral claws of both forelimbs:
Wall horn fissures in the caudal part with slight wall horn detachment from corium in an area of 0.5 × 1 cm2.
X-ray pictures Hips (66 kV, 30 mAs),
knees (50 kV, 20 mAs),
shoulders/elbows (60 kV, 25 mAs),
tarsal joints (50 kV, 10 mAs).
Hips (60 kV, 25 mAs),
knees (50 kV, 10 mAs).
Hips (65 kV, 25 mAs),
knees (50 kV, 15 mAs)
left shoulders/elbows (60 kV, 20 mAs),
tarsal joints (50 kV, 10 mAs).