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Farm Animal Practice
A guide to the investigation of porcine abortion/stillbirth
  1. Alex Barlow

    Alex Barlow qualified from Liverpool in 1978 and completed an MSc in fish pathology at the Institute of Aquaculture, Stirling University, in 1981. He is now based at Langford VI Centre, specialising in pigs and fish.


WHEN beginning any investigation into porcine abortion/stillbirth it is important to recognise that a number of different factors may be involved, either alone or in combination. The level of investigation undertaken will obviously depend on the seriousness of the problem. It could range from checking the clinical history, which might indicate an obvious fault, through to a thorough laboratory work-up on a number of submissions.

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