Skip to main content

Table 5 Number and percent of preweaning piglets from 88 English farms with foot and limb lesions by age, floor type and floor condition

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

  Sole bruising Sole Erosion Skin abrasion Swollen joint/claw  
  n % n % n % n % Total
n
Age          
   1-week 551 75.8 97 13.3 415 57.1 28 3.9 727
   2-week 465 55.4 130 15.5 431 51.4 41 4.9 839
   3-week 240 36.9 117 18.0 212 32.6 32 4.9 651
   4-week 130 20.8 91 14.5 167 26.7 32 5.1 626
Floor/bedding          
   Solid with bedding 124 37.6 41 12.4 167 50.6 13 3.9 330
   Partly slatted with bedding 320 58.3 72 13.1 250 45.5 24 4.4 549
   Partly slatted with bedding in some areas 351 72.1 146 30.0 293 60.2 40 8.2 487
   Part slatted no bedding 546 56.4 215 22.2 432 44.6 53 5.5 969
   Fully slatted 253 61.6 49 11.9 209 50.9 34 8.3 411
   Outdoor 4 1.0 21 5.0 19 4.5 0 0.0 419
Worn rough sow lying area          
   No 1084 56.3 320 16.6 918 47.7 109 5.7 1925
   Yes 270 65.5 86 20.9 257 62.4 27 6.6 412
Worn rough sow dunging area          
   No 1278 56.5 381 16.8 1117 49.4 120 5.3 2262
   Yes 79 63.7 32 25.8 71 57.3 17 13.7 124
Wet floor in the lying area          
   No 1273 58.3 430 19.7 1068 48.9 130 6.0 2184
   Yes 303 62.5 84 17.3 261 53.8 32 6.6 485
Bedding type          
   Straw 327 33.1 98 9.9 335 33.9 25 2.5 989
   Wood shavings 270 63.2 96 22.5 232 54.3 29 6.8 427
   Paper 49 89.1 8 14.5 39 70.9 1 1.8 55
Slat material          
   Metal 424 53.5 179 22.6 356 44.9 41 5.2 792
   Plastic 595 63.3 147 15.6 509 54.1 57 6.1 940
   Metal and plastic 209 65.3 42 13.1 162 50.6 19 5.9 320