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Table 3 Prevalence and severity of the most common welfare indicators across the lifetime observations

From: Identifying physiological measures of lifetime welfare status in pigs: exploring the usefulness of haptoglobin, C- reactive protein and hair cortisol sampled at the time of slaughter

Measure Week 7 Week 9 Week 15 Week 20/21
Prevalence (%)
Tail lesions
 Mild 4.5% 6.1% 7.6% 16.7%
 Moderate 0% 0% 0% 10.6%
 Severe 0% 0% 0% 3.0%
Skin lesions
 Absent/mild 100% 100% 92.4% 90.9%
 Moderate 0% 0% 1.5% 9.1%
 Severe 0% 0% 0% 0%
Lameness
 Mild 1.5% 0% 6.1% 15.2%
 Moderate 0% 0% 0% 3.0%
 Severe 0% 0% 0% 0%
Cough
 Present 0% 0% 19.7% 4.5%
 Persistent 0% 0% 6.1% 1.5%
Bursitis
 Mild 0% 1.5% 7.6% 1.5%
 Severe 0% 0% 0% 0%
  1. N = 66