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Received: 15 November 2018
Accepted: 17 April 2019
First Online: 8 May 2019
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: This study did not require official or institutional ethical approval as it was not experimental. The animals were handled according to good ethical standards and Swiss legislation (Tierschutzverordnung (TSchV) vom 23. April 2008). A formal ethics approval for the euthanasia of the affected piglets was not needed as this complies with national guidelines (2. Kapitel, Artikel 5, Absatz 2 der Tierschutzverordnung (TSchV) vom 23. April 2008, (ExternalRef removed). The affected piglets were euthanized by intravenous injection of an overdose of sodium pentobarbital, performed by AG. The aim was to identify the cause of the congenital disorder and thereby improve the animal welfare situation on the farm. Written consent was obtained from the pigs’ owner.
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