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Table 1 Prevalence of individual condemnation conditions at the batch or individual broiler carcass level for twenty-three condemnation categories collected in January, May and September 2015–2017. In total 14,045 batches were considered here, including 77,640,763 individual broilers. Note*: ‘other farm’ category included Oregon and muscle myopathies

From: Enhancing the value of meat inspection records for broiler health and welfare surveillance: longitudinal detection of relational patterns

Condemnation condition Code Condemnation outcome type Number of batches with at least one carcass condemned (%) Number of carcasses with individual condemnations (%)
Abnormal colour ABN whole carcass 13,843 (98.56 %) 328,611 (0.42 %)
Ascites AST whole carcass 13,906 (99.01 %) 379,384 (0.49 %)
Bruising BRU whole carcass 8457 (60.21 %) 19,645 (0.03 %)
Cellulitis CEL whole carcass 11,469 (81.65 %) 91,059 (0.12 %)
Dead On Arrival DOA whole carcass 13,123 (93 %) 101,266 (0.13 %)
Dermatitis DER whole carcass 6082 (43.3 %) 26,890 (0.03 %)
Emaciation EMA whole carcass 3088 (22.19 %) 6684 (0.01 %)
Evisceration Runts EVR whole carcass 4598 (32 %) 33,540 (0.04 %)
Foliculitis FOL whole carcass 1 (0.01 %) 6 (0 %)
Heard Breast HB whole carcass 11,031 (78 %) 121,045 (0.16 %)
Hepatitis HEP whole carcass 96 (0.68 %) 405 (0 %)
Intake runts IR whole carcass 2351 (16 %) 9711 (0.01 %)
Jaundice JND whole carcass 1049 (7.46 %) 1442 (0 %)
Joint lesions JNT whole carcass 67 (0.48 %) 155 (0 %)
Partial - Hearts Prtheart partial 7920 (56.39 %) 34,440 (0.04 %)
Partial - Livers Prtliv partial 12,318 (87.7 %) 102,530 (0.13 %)
Pericarditis PCS whole carcass 2538 (18.07 %) 5319 (0.01 %)
Perihepatitis PHS whole carcass 11,578 (82.44 %) 71,144 (0.09 %)
Peritonitis PTS whole carcass 2689 (19.15 %) 4328 (0.01 %)
Other farm* FOT whole carcass 1450 (10.32 %) 16,901 (0.02 %)
Respiratory conditions RES whole carcass 3 (0.02 %) 4 (0 %)
Skin conditions SKN whole carcass 1115 (7.94 %) 5055 (0.01 %)
Tumours TUM whole carcass 10,993 (78.27 %) 36,050 (0.05 %)