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Table 2 Number and percentage (%) of farms with at least one pig affected by welfare outcomes including the median prevalence and interquartile range (IQR) of pigs affected per farm (%) of each welfare outcome observed on 31 Irish pig farms

From: Prevalence of welfare outcomes in the weaner and finisher stages of the production cycle on 31 Irish pig farms

  Farms Prevalence
Median IQR
n % % %
Hunger
 Poor body condition 31 100 2.47 1.85–3.48
Comfort around resting
 Bursitis 31 100 4.80 3.35–6.18
 Manure on the bodya 27 87.1 0.11 0.06–0.13
Thermal comfort
 Shivering 2 6.5 0.00 0.00–0.00
 Panting 3 9.7 0.00 0.00–0.00
 Huddling 23 74.2 1.32 0.00–2.50
Injuries
 Lameness 30 96.8 0.82 0.56–1.15
 Skin lesions 31 100 4.77 3.11–7.09
 Tail lesions (overall) 31 100 7.57 5.59–8.98
 Moderate lesions 31 100 5.87 3.93–8.45
 Severe lesions 25 80.6 0.83 0.08–1.78
 Ear lesions (overall) 31 100 6.97 3.51–17.1
 Moderate lesions 31 100 1.52 0.99–2.83
 Severe lesions 31 100 5.42 2.96–14.93
 Flank lesions (overall) 23 74.2 0.83 0.00–1.97
 Moderate lesions 12 38.7 0.00 0.00–0.28
 Severe lesions 22 71.0 0.69 0.00–1.83
Disease
 Lethargic 28 90.3 0.71 0.33–1.29
 Scouringa 28 90.3 0.11 0.06–0.17
 Coughingb 30 96.8 0.02 0.01–0.03
 Sneezingb 31 100 0.17 0.13–0.24
 Pumping 10 32.3 0.0 0.00–0.26
 Twisted snout 0 0.0 0.0 0.00–0.00
 Hernia 31 100 1.36 1.00–1.91
 Rectal prolapse 2 6.5 0.0 0.00–0.00
 Skin condition 11 35.5 0.0 0.00–0.29
  1. aAverage proportion of pens
  2. bFrequency per pig during 5 min observation