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Table 3 Mean weights of piglets treated for lameness during the first 9 weeks of life compared to piglets not attended with lameness. Every second lame piglet was treated with penicillin and NSAID and every second piglet was treated with penicillin solely. Least Square Means ± Standard Error

From: Lameness in piglets – should pain killers be included at treatment?

  Unaffected Treated for arthritis Treated with Treated with  
All Penicillin + NSAID Penicillin
  (kg) (kg) P (kg) (kg) P
Birth 1.5 ± 0.01 (n = 6373) 1.6 ± 0.02 (n = 412) n.s. 1.5 ± 0.03 (n = 207) 1.6 ± 0.03 (n = 205) n.s.
5 weeks 10.6 ± 0.11 (n = 4804) 9.5 ± 0.14 (n = 372) <0.001 9.0 ± 0.20 (n = 184) 9.1 ± 0.20 (n = 188) n.s.
9 weeks 24.3 ± 0.19 (n = 4161) 22.6 ± 0.26 (n = 354) <0.001 21.7 ± 0.37 (n = 182) 22.4 ± 0.37 (n = 172) n.s.
  1. n.s. = not significant, P > 0.05