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Table 6 Predicted probability for the death of a newborn piglet until day 5 of age assessed by clinical parameters identified from the multivariable logistic regression model (see Table 5)

From: Killing underweighted low viable newborn piglets: Which health parameters are appropriate to make a decision?

Weight group Vitality score Rectal temperature Probability of death
 < 0.86 kg 0  ≤ 37.5 °C 0.24
 < 0.86 kg 0  > 37.5 °C 0.08
 < 0.86 kg 1  ≤ 37.5 °C 0.49
 < 0.86 kg 1  > 37.5 °C 0.21
 < 0.86 kg 2  ≤ 37.5 °C 0.94
 < 0.86 kg 2  > 37.5 °C 0.81
0.86–1.0 kg 0  ≤ 37.5 °C 0.20
0.86–1.0 kg 0  > 37.5 °C 0.06
0.86–1.0 kg 1  ≤ 37.5 °C 0.43
0.86–1.0 kg 1  > 37.5 °C 0.17
0.86–1.0 kg 2  ≤ 37.5 °C 0.92
0.86–1.0 kg 2  > 37.5 °C 0.77
 > 1.0 kg 0  ≤ 37.5 °C 0.08
 > 1.0 kg 0  > 37.5 °C 0.02
 > 1.0 kg 1  ≤ 37.5 °C 0.21
 > 1.0 kg 1  > 37.5 °C 0.07
 > 1.0 kg 2  ≤ 37.5 °C 0.81
 > 1.0 kg 2  > 37.5 °C 0.53