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Table 4 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 in first weaner stage (S1), second weaner stage (S2) and finisher stage (S3) 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

  S1 S2 S3
Farms % Prevalence Median (IQR [%]) Farms % Prevalence Median (IQR [%]) Farms % Prevalence Median (IQR [%])
Absence of hunger
 Poor body condition 100 4.4 (3.53–7.06) 100 1.6 (1.28–2.42) 64.5 0.9 (0.00–1.63)
Comfort at resting
 Bursitis 83.9 1.0 (0.56–2.11) 100 3.9 (2.73–6.24) 100 7.5 (4.87–11.60)
Thermal comfort
 Shivering 3.2 0.0 (0.00–0.00) 3.2 0.0 (0.00–0.00) 0.0 0.0 (0.00–0.00)
 Panting 0.0 0.0 (0.00–0.00) 3.2 0.0 (0.00–0.00) 6.5 0.0 (0.00–0.00)
 Huddling 64.5 3.7 (0.00–7.33) 25.8 0.0 (0.00–0.62) 6.5 0.0 (0.00–0.00)
Injuries
 Lameness 48.4 0.0 (0.00–0.44) 74.2 0.8 (0.00–1.59) 74.2 1.1 (0.00–1.92)
 Skin lesions 100 3.7 (1.85–8.62) 90.3 4.4 (1.86–6.27) 96.8 4.5 (3.45–7.34)
 Tail lesions (overall) 100 2.8 (2.01–6.96) 100 5.9 (04.13–7.72) 100 10.5 (8.39–13.23)
 Moderate lesions 100 2.6 (2.02–5.92) 100 5.3 (3.64–6.55) 100 8.8 (6.39–11.63)
 Severe lesions 22.6 0.0 (0.00–0.00) 45.2 0.0 (0.00–1.04) 64.5 0.9 (0.00–3.30)
 Ear lesions (overall) 96.8 7.6 (2.58–13.23) 93.5 9.1 (2.64–26.38) 87.1 3.3 (1.76–14.33)
 Moderate lesions 93.5 2.7 (1.14–5.30) 83.9 1.3 (0.48–3.18) 54.8 0.6 (0.00–1.55)
 Severe lesions 87.1 4.2 (0.48–7.11) 87.1 7.1 (1.84–25.11) 80.6 2.9 (0.93–9.71)
 Flank lesions (overall) 16.1 0.0 (0.00–0.00) 51.6 0.4 (0.00–0.90) 71.0 1.3 (0.00–3.51)
 Moderate lesions 3.2 0.0 (0.00–0.00) 19.4 0.0 (0.00–0.00) 29.0 0.0 (0.00–0.44)
 Severe lesions 12.9 0.0 (0.00–0.00) 45.2 0.0 (0.00–0.76) 67.7 1.3 (0.00–2.78)
Disease
 Lethargic 90.3 1.5 (0.86–2.45) 41.9 0.0 (0.00–0.68) 38.7 0.0 (0.00–0.69)
 Coughinga 87.9 0.0 (0.0–0.04) 74.2 0.0 (0.00–0.03) 61.3 0.0 (0.00–0.02)
 Sneezinga 100 0.4 (0.13–0.57) 100 0.2 (0.09–0.20) 96.8 0.1 (0.02–0.09)
 Hernia 80.6 1.0 (0.28–1.24) 87.1 1.6 (0.79–2.38) 87.1 1.8 (0.98–3.49)
  1. aFrequency per pig during 5 min observation