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Table 10 Summary of associations between limb, body and foot lesions and farrowing pen floor type in lactating sows and piglets

From: A cross sectional study of prevalence, risk factors, population attributable fractions and pathology for foot and limb lesions in preweaning piglets on commercial farms in England

  Lactating sows Piglets
Floor type Callus Wound on limb Bursitis Capped hock Body lesion Skin abrasion Sole bruise Sole erosion
Solid with bedding         
Partly slatted with bedding   -   - - - -
Partly slatted with bedding in some areas* NA NA NA NA NA -
Partly slatted with no bedding - - -
Fully slatted - - -
Outdoor housing
  1. ▲ = an increase in risk compared with solid concrete floors with bedding
  2. = a decrease in risk compared with solid concrete floors with bedding
  3. - = no significant difference compared with solid concrete floors with bedding
  4. *this category was not applicable to sows restrained within farrowing crates