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Fig. 4 | Porcine Health Management

Fig. 4

From: Ear, tail and skin lesions vary according to different production flows in a farrow-to-finish pig farm

Fig. 4

Percentage of pigs and the odds ratios (OR) ± 95% confidence interval (CI) for the presence of skin lesions in grow-finisher pigs following three production flows at different ages during the production cycle. This figure includes 240 grow-finisher pigs from one batch born within 1 week that was followed from birth to slaughter in a farrow-to-finish commercial farm. All animals were slaughtered at 24 weeks of age and retrospectively classified into three production flows (i.e. Flow 1 = ‘on-time/normal’, Flow 2 = delayed 1 week and Flow 3 = delayed > 1 week) according to the time they required to be moved to the next production stage. Pigs were selected from each flow in a nested case control study matched by sow parity, number of piglets born alive per litter and birth weight

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