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Table 5 Number and percent of 288 sows from 86 indoor and outdoor English farms with new body lesions and body scars by body location

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

   New lesion1 Scars2 Any lesion
Body location n % n % n %
Shoulder Left 22 7.6 17 5.9 37 12.8
  Right 21 7.3 17 5.6 37 12.8
  Bilateral 133 4.5 6 2.1   
Hip Left 3 1.0 5 1.7 8 2.8
  Right 2 0.7 5 1.7 7 2.4
  Bilateral 1 0.3 2 0.7   
Tail   22 7.6 10 3.5 32 11.1
Spine   12 4.2 13 4.5 25 8.7
Hip, tail and spine total 33 11.4 28 9.7 60 20.8
  1. 1Fresh, open or healing wounds with scabs
  2. 2Healed with no blood or scabs evident
  3. 3More likely to be bilateral than by chance, χ2 = 8.3, df = 1, p < 0.01