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Table 7 Number and percent of lactating sows from 86 indoor and outdoor farms in England with limb lesions by floor type, week of lactation, responsiveness, space in the crate, slat material and bedding type

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 Total
n
  n % n % n % n %  
Floor/bedding          
   Outdoor 0 0.0 13 37.1 4 11.4 11 31.4 35
   Solid with bedding 5 14.7 30 88.2 13 38.2 17 50.0 34
   Partly slatted with bedding 4 7.8 47 92.2 24 47.1 30 58.8 51
   Partly slatted no bedding 32 25.8 112 90.3 50 40.3 80 64.5 124
   Fully slatted 10 28.6 35 100.0 12 34.3 21 60.0 35
Week of lactation          
   1-week 19 26.0 64 87.7 20 27.4 37 50.7 73
   2-week 17 21.8 65 83.3 26 33.3 44 56.4 78
   3-week 9 14.1 52 81.3 27 42.2 36 56.3 64
   4-week 6 9.4 56 87.5 30 46.9 42 65.6 64
Sow's responsiveness to humans1          
   Bright, alert and responsive 28 15.9 141 80.1 57 32.4 100 56.8 176
   May be dull 17 21.3 76 95.0 33 41.3 45 56.3 80
   Dull and unresponsive 6 26.1 20 87.0 13 56.5 14 60.9 23
Space between sow's back and crate          
   <5 cm 5 16.1 30 96.8 15 48.4 24 77.4 31
   5-10 cm 15 26.3 50 87.7 21 36.8 35 61.4 57
   >10 cm 27 19.9 125 91.9 55 40.4 82 60.3 136
Space between sow's tail and crate          
   <10 cm 7 20.0 31 88.6 18 51.4 22 62.9 35
   10 - 20 cm 11 17.5 57 90.5 30 47.6 39 61.9 63
   >20 cm 28 23.0 113 92.6 41 33.6 77 63.1 122
Slat material          
   Metal 23 22.7 90 89.1 50 49.5 56 55.4 101
   Plastic 20 20.6 92 94.8 32 33.0 65 67.0 97
   Metal and plastic 3 27.3 11 100 3 27.3 8 72.7 11
Bedding type          
   Straw 7 10.9 58 90.6 25 39.1 36 56.3 64
   Wood shavings 8 25.8 27 87.1 16 51.6 20 64.5 31
   Paper 1 16.7 6 100.0 2 33.3 3 50.0 6
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