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Table 4 Number and percent of 279 lactating sows from 86 indoor and outdoor English farms with limb lesions by limb and score

From: A cross sectional study of the prevalence, risk factors and population attributable fractions for limb and body lesions in lactating sows on commercial farms in England

  Wounds Calluses Bursitis Capped hock
  n % n % n % n %
Limb         
   Right fore 18 6.5 222 79.6 31 11.1   
   Left fore 19 6.8 225 80.6 26 9.3   
   Right hind 23 8.2 68 24.4 66 23.7 150 53.8
   Left hind 24 8.6 68 24.4 57 20.4 149 53.4
Bilateral         
   Fore limbs 91 3.2 2162 77.4 203 7.2   
   Hind limbs 154 5.4 595 21.1 436 15.4 1397 49.8
Score8         
   Score 0 228 81.8 42 15.0 176 63.1 120 43.0
   Score 1 35 12.5 48 17.2 44 15.8 90 32.3
   Score 2 14 5.0 102 36.6 45 16.1 60 21.5
   Score 3 2 0.7 87 31.2 14 5.0 9 3.2
  1. 1 χ2 = 58.0, df = 1, p < 0.01. 2χ2 = 196.1, df = 1, p < 0.01. 3χ2 = 127.7, df = 1, p < 0.01.
  2. 4χ2 = 88.8, df = 1, p < 0.01. 5χ2 = 196.1, df = 1, p < 0.01. 6χ2 = 118.5, df = 1, p < 0.01.
  3. 7χ2 = 211.3, df = 1, p < 0.01.
  4. 80 = no lesion, 1 = <25%, 2 = 25-50%, 3 = >50% of the size of the closest limb joint