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Table 3 Results of the comparison between traditional and visual-only inspections

From: Development and test of a visual-only meat inspection system for heavy pigs in Northern Italy

  Traditional % Visual-only % δ % over traditional Relative δ % over traditional
Pneumonia 2709 6.96 1911 4.91 −2.05 −29.5
Pleuropneumonia 4150 10.66 6756 17.35 6.69 62.8
 Total respiratory 6859 17.62 8667 22.26 4.64  
Hepatitis 6566 16.87 5594 14.37 −2.50 −14.8
Hepatosis/hepato-dystrophies 1 0.00 618 1.59 1.58 61,700
Peritonitis/perihepatitis 66 0.17 71 0.18 0.01 7.58
Enteritis 38 0.10 137 0.35 0.25 261
 Total digestive 6671 17.14 6420 16.49 −0.65  
Nephritis 35 0.09 113 0.29 0.20 223
Nephrosis 163 0.42 224 0.58 0.16 37.4
Cryptorchidism 40 0.10 115 0.30 0.19 188
Total reproductive-urinary 238 0.61 452 1.16 0.55  
Myocarditis 1 0.00 4 0.01 0.01 300
Pericarditis 575 1.48 1059 2.72 1.24 84.2
Total cardio-circulatory 576 1.48 1063 2.73 1.25  
Dermatitis 520 1.34 858 2.20 0.87 65.0
Erysipelas 148 0.38 291 0.75 0.37 96.6
 Total tegumentary 668 1.72 1149 2.95 1.24  
Arthritis 0 0.00 0 0.00 0.00  
Muscle colour alteration (PSE/DFD) 0 0.00 4 0.01 0.01  
Oedema/emaciation 3 0.01 4 0.01 0.00 33.3
 Total locomotor 3 0.01 8 0.02 0.01  
Jaundice 4 0.01 9 0.02 0.01 125
Abscesses 454 1.17 422 1.08 −0.08 −7.05
Neoplasms / tumours 3 0.01 9 0.02 0.02 200
Biliary or faecal contamination 685 1.76 1161 2.98 1.22 69.5
Trauma 103 0.26 674 1.73 1.47 554
Lymphadenopathy 6 0.02 25 0.06 0.05 317
Splenomegaly 111 0.29 176 0.45 0.17 58.6
Petechial haemorrhages 1 0.00 0 0.00 0.00 −100
 Total other 1367 3.51 2476 6.36 2.85  
 Tot lesions 16,382   20,235    
 Tot Animals 38,929   38,929    
 % lesions 42.09   51.98