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Table 2 Definitions of variables observed in pens and paddocks

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

Variable Definition
Pen construction  
Floor type Solid, partly slatted or fully slatted
Floor material Soil, concrete, metal or plastic
Bedding location Outside the crate, sow lying area inside the crate, or sow dunging area inside the crate
Bedding type Straw, wood shavings or paper
Floor condition  
Cleanliness Wet
- presence or absence Dry slurry
  Wet slurry
  Spilled food
  Fresh dung
Damage Sharp edges
- presence or absence Broken/cracked
  Worn rough surface