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The "barker" (neonatal respiratory distress) syndrome in the pig: its occurrence in the field
  1. EA Gibson,
  2. RJ Blackmore,
  3. WV Wijeratne and
  4. AE Wrathall

Abstract

A new syndrome, characterised by acute respiratory distress and by abnormalities of the skin, hair and thyroid, was the apparent cause of neonatal death in 35 (24 per cent) of 146 piglets sired by a large white boar in four small commercial pig units. The syndrome appears to be of genetic origin, inherited as an autosomal recessive trait. Its similarities with the respiratory distress syndrome (RDS) of the newborn infant and the "barker" syndrome of the newborn foal are discussed.

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