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Table 5 Farmer estimated prevalence of lameness by time to treatment and decisions to catch lame sheep IQR = interquartile range

From: Recognition of lameness and decisions to catch for inspection among sheep farmers and specialists in GB

Locomotion Score Time to treatment Farmer decision to catch lame sheep   
   First lame sheep in group 2 – 5 lame sheep in the group 6 – 10 lame sheep in the group > 10 lame sheep in the group Total
   Median lameness (IQR) N Median lameness (IQR) N Median lameness (IQR) N Median lameness (IQR) N Median lameness (IQR) N
Score 2 Treat first day 2 (1 – 5) 21 3 (1 – 6) 2      2 (1–5) 23
  Treat ≤ 3 days 5 (2 – 7) 27 5 (4 – 10) 18 15 (5 – 20) 3    5 (3–10) 48
  Treat ≤ 7 days 7 (4 – 15) 8 10 (10 – 15) 20 15 (10 – 20) 9 15 (15 – 15) 1 10 (8–15) 38
  Treat only at routine gatherings    10 (8 – 20) 7 10 (6 – 15) 7 15 (15 – 20) 5 15 (10–15) 19
  Total 5 (2–6) 56 10 (5–10) 47 10 (10–15) 19 15 (15–23) 6   
Score 3 Treat first day 2 (1 – 6) 25        2 (1–6) 25
  Treat ≤ 3 days 5 (5 – 8) 33 5 (5 – 10) 16 15 (15 – 15) 1    5 (3–10) 50
  Treat ≤ 7 days 10 (5 – 15) 13 10 (8 – 15) 27 10 (10 – 15) 3    10 (5–15) 43
  Treat only at routine gatherings 6 (6 – 6) 1 10 (8 – 15) 8 15 (10 – 15) 9 15 (15 – 23) 3 15 (10–15) 21
  Total 5 (2–10) 72 10 (5–15) 51 15 (10–15) 13 15 (15–23) 3   
Score 4 Treat first day 2 (1 – 5) 26        2 (1–5) 26
  Treat ≤ 3 days 5 (4 – 10) 50 4 (4 – 15) 3      5 (4–10) 53
  Treat ≤ 7 days 10 (5 – 15) 29 10 (8 – 15) 13      10 (5–15) 42
  Treat only at routine gatherings 10 (10 – 10) 10 15 (15 – 20) 9      15 (10–15) 19
  Total 5 (3–10) 115 15 (8–15) 25