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Table 1 Source and descriptive measures of indicators, which are the basis for examined health scores in the study collective of 154 pig units, according to Grosse-Kleimann et al. [2]. (MOR mortality score, ADG average daily gain score, FCR feed conversion ratio score, TF treatment frequency score, RESP respiratory lesions score, EXT exterior lesions score, MANG animal management score, UDD used daily doses, FP fattening pig place)

From: Health Monitoring of Fattening Pigs – Use of Production Data, Farm Characteristics and On-Farm Examination

score Indicator source mean SD min max
MOR mortality [%] performance data 2.56 1.77 0.17 13.73
ADG average daily gain [g] performance data 849 77 631 1,036
FCR feed conversion ratio [kg/kg] performance data 2.83 0.19 2.45 3.34
TF treatment frequency [UDD/FP] antibiotic usage data 2.22 3.57 0.00 20.13
RESP pneumonia [%] findings in slaughtered pigs 11.99 8.52 0.65 80.82
pleurisy [%] findings in slaughtered pigs 6.43 6.18 0.00 29.92
pericarditis [%] findings in slaughtered pigs 3.69 3.20 0.00 21.83
EXT arthritis [%] findings in slaughtered pigs 0.58 0.48 0.00 2.43
abscess [%] findings in slaughtered pigs 0.97 0.68 0.00 3.67
ear lesions [%] findings in slaughtered pigs 0.01 0.05 0.00 0.37
tail lesions [%] findings in slaughtered pigs 0.76 1.12 0.00 7.42
dermal alterations [%] findings in slaughtered pigs 0.16 0.23 0.00 1.54
bursitis [%] findings in slaughtered pigs 0.46 0.70 0.00 6.14
MANG liver milk spots [%] findings in slaughtered pigs 6.89 10.69 0.00 61.16
dermal damage (handling) [%] findings in slaughtered pigs 0.05 0.24 0.00 2.30
intestinal alteration [%] findings in slaughtered pigs 0.60 1.18 0.00 13.93
whole carcass condemnation [%] findings in slaughtered pigs 0.17 0.21 0.00 1.05