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Table 2 Ten pigs with abnormal curvature

From: Osteochondrosis and other lesions in all intervertebral, articular process and rib joints from occiput to sacrum in pigs with poor back conformation, and relationship to juvenile kyphosis

Pig Abnormal curvature Wedge vertebra Vertebral lesions Articular process and rib joint lesions Lesion and curvature match
1 Kyphosis T4 ventral wedge No No No
Lordosis T10 dorsal wedge No Left and right articular process OCa Dorsal lesions and wedge match
2* Kyphosis T5 ventral wedge No No No
Lordosis T7 dorsal wedge No No No
7* Kyphosis T6 ventral wedge No No No
Lordosis T7 dorsal wedge and fracture Neuro-central synchondrosis fracture No Dorsal lesions and wedge match
Lordosis, scoliosis T8 dorsal and left wedge No No No
8 Kyphosis T14–15 ventral wedge block vertebra and right shift T14 left cranio-ventral cyst; T15 left cranio-ventral OC; T15 left caudo-ventral sclerosis; multiple transverse process lesions Multiple articular process joint lesions Ventral lesions and wedging match, but also dorsal lesions
11 Kyphosis, scoliosis T16 ventral and right wedge Right caudo-ventral right OC No Right ventral lesions and wedge match
12* Kyphosis T3 ventral wedge No No No
Lordosis T8 dorsal wedge No No No
15* Kyphosis T4–5 mild ventral wedge No No No
Lordosis T8–9 mild dorsal wedge No T8 left articular process OC; T9 left articular process OCDb Dorsal lesions and wedge match; left side mismatch
18* Lordosis, scoliosis T9 dorsal and left wedge No No No
21 Kyphosis T13 ventral wedge Left cranio-ventral OCD No Ventral lesion and wedge match; left side mismatch
Kyphosis, scoliosis T14 ventral and left wedge, spondylosis Midline cranio-ventral OCD and spondylosis; left caudo-ventral OC No Ventral and left lesions and wedge match
Kyphosis T15 ventral wedge Mid-to-left caudo-ventral cyst No Ventral lesion and wedge match; left side mismatch
34 Lordosis T9 dorsal wedge No Right side articular process joint double line Dorsal lesion and wedge match; right side mismatch
10 pigs 22 curvatures:
10 kyphosis
8 lordosis
4 scoliosis
21 wedge vertebrae:
12 ventral wedge
9 dorsal wedge
4 lateral wedge
10 pigs:
6 pigs no lesions
4 pigs lesions
10 pigs:
7 pigs no lesions
3 pigs lesions
10 pigs:
3 pigs no match
4 pigs match
3 pigs partial match
  1. *Pigs that received medical treatments are labelled with an asterisk
  2. aOC Osteochondrosis
  3. bOCD Osteochondrosis dissecans