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Table 3 Schematic tabular overview of the differences between Farms 1–5 listed in order of sliding ratio, with Farm 1 showing the lowest sliding ratio (0%) and Farm 5 showing the highest sliding ratio (50%)

From: Quantitative and qualitative aspects of standing-up behavior and the prevalence of osteochondrosis in Warmblood foals on different farms: could there be a link?

Farms 1
(n = 8)
2
(n = 6)
3
(n = 12)
4
(n = 18)
5
(n = 6)
Average birth month April April April April June
Average withers height 1.4 m 1.37 m 1.36 m 1.44 m 1.4 m
Stable size (avg/foal) 1250 m2 18.3 m2 8 m2 5 m2 7.5 m2
Cleaning frequency 1/wk 1/wk 1/wk 1/wk 2–3/wk
Feeding amount 2 kg/d 1 kg/d 2 kg/d n.a. 2–4 kg/d
Roughage Silage Silage Hay Silage Silage
Ground flooring Bricks/sand Straw bed Straw bed Straw bed Straw bed
Exercise area Pasture Arena Paddock Paddock Arena
Exercise duration/d 24 h/d 0.5–1 h/d 1–2 h/d 1–1.5 h/d 3–4 h/d
Hoof trimming No Yes Yes Yes Yes
  1. n.a. not available, d day, wk. week, avg. average