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Table 3 Results of the categorical variables related to the acclimation practices of breeding gilts in pig farms

From: Purchasing policy, quarantine and acclimation practices of breeding gilts in Belgian pig farms

Variable n %
Against which pathogens do you vaccinate the breeding gilts? a,b (n = 68)   
PPV
PRRSV
E. rhusiopathiae
SIV
PCV-2
M. hyopneumoniae
A. pleuropneumoniae
P. multocida and B. bronchiseptica
G. parasuis
PRVA
E. coli
Clostridium spp.
65
59
64
44
45
48
27
40
31
14
31
18
96
87
94
65
66
71
40
59
46
21
46
26
Which acclimation practices do you use? Contact with… a (n = 68)   
Sows that will be culled
Placenta tissue
Faeces from suckling piglets
Faeces from weaned piglets
Faeces from piglets with diarrhoea
Other
None
11
6
12
2
1
21
29
16
9
18
3
1
31
43
Are breeding gilts monitored for specific pathogens? a (n = 68)   
Yes, for Brachyspira hyodysenteriae only
Yes, for other pathogens than B. hyodysenteriae
Yes, for B. hyodysenteriae and other pathogens
No
2
7
2
57
3
10
3
84
How are breeding gilts housed? (n = 68)   
Individual housing
Group housing
Combination of individual and group housing
5
56
7
7
82
10
  1. a Farmers could give several answers to these questions, therefore the sum of the percentages can exceed 100 %
  2. b The vaccinations were grouped based on whether the pathogen affected mainly reproductive performance (Porcine parvovirus (PPV), Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV) and Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae), or respiratory (Swine influenza virus (SIV), Porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV-2), Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae, Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae, Pasteurella multocida and Bordetella bronchiseptica, and Glaeserella parasuis) or intestinal health (Porcine rotavirus type A (PRVA), Escherichia coli and Clostridium spp.)