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Table 3 Number and percent of 2843 indoor and outdoor housed piglets from 88 English farms with foot and limb lesions score 0 – 3

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

  Score1 Score 0 Score 1 Score 2 Score 3
Lesion   n % n % n % n %
Sole bruising Indoor 1042 43.0 807 33.3 452 18.6 123 5.1
  Outdoor 415 99.0 3 0.7 1 0.2 0 0.0
Sole erosion Indoor 2010 82.9 281 11.6 104 4.3 29 1.2
  Outdoor 398 95.0 14 3.3 6 1.4 1 0.2
Skin abrasion Indoor 1218 50.2 424 17.5 523 21.6 259 10.7
  Outdoor 400 95.5 19 4.5 0 0.0 0 0.0
Hairless patch Indoor 769 31.7 502 20.7 707 29.2 446 15.7
  Outdoor 330 78.8 53 12.6 33 7.9 3 0.1
Swollen joint/claw Indoor 2291 94.5 43 1.8 56 2.3 34 1.4
  1. 1 0 = no visible damage, 1 = damage on <25%, 2 = damage 25–50% and 3 = damage >50% of the surface area of the joint of the limb, the volar surface of the foot or for swollen joints and claws, swollen by this proportion compared to the size of a normal joint or claw.