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Table 2 Mean occurrence, median and 95 % confidence interval for median (95 % CI) of active behaviours and resting postures recorded during the scan sampling applied in pigs from the PAP block and control pens

From: Preliminary findings on the effect of the pig appeasing pheromone in a slow releasing block on the welfare of pigs at weaning

6 Hours post-mixing        
Social behaviour and other active behaviours (%) PAP in block Control P-value
  Mean Median 95 % CI Mean Median 95 % CI  
Social negative 3.6 2.7 1.5-5.4 8.3 8.7 6.1-11.3 0.003
Social positive 5.5 5.1 4.5-6.8 1.4 1.3 0-2.8 0.02
Feeding 9.1 7.4 5.5-16.5 1.6 0 0-6.1 0.02
Drinking 3.1 2.9 2.5-3.9 0.8 0.5 0-1.7 0.04
Exploration 12.6 12.5 9.1-15.6 11.2 10.1 7.7-15.6 0.8
Other 66.6 65.4 62.0-70.5 76.7 77.3 75.2-82.0 0.043
Active total 77.6 85.1 71.4-90.0 68.4 71.4 53.6-87.5 0.42
Resting posture (%)    
Lying total 27.6 23.4 13.3-33.3 43.9 42.0 16.9-67.8 0.20
 Lying ventrally 89.2 87.4 81.2-100 94.5 100 81.2-100 0.11
Sitting 1.2 0.9 0-2.4 4.1 4.2 2.1-6.0 0.02
24 Hours post-mixing    
Social behaviour and other active behaviours (%)    
Social negative 6.6 6.0 2.5-10.5 8.2 7.8 2.9-13.9 0.52
Social positive 5.6 6.0 3.9-7.5 2.9 2.8 1.6-4.2 0.02
Feeding 23.1 20.5 12.9-37.2 17.2 17.3 8.3-28.7 0.25
Drinking 2.4 2.5 1.0-5.0 2.0 1.7 0-3.9 0.50
Exploration 7.9 8.4 6.6-11-6 6.9 6.7 3.5-11.6 0.56
Other 54.4 52.5 44-65.4 62.8 62.4 50-75 0.22
Active total 41.1 43.8 22.1-57.8 42.0 38.8 21.4-58.9 0.91
Resting posture (%)    
Lying total 66.6 67.4 48.2-84.3 68.8 75.0 52.7-87.5 0.88
 Lying ventrally 83.0 85.9 75-88.6 81.4 78.5 74.6-91.6 0.51
Sitting 0.17 0.0 0-0.7 0.69 0.0 0-2.7 0.20