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Table 2 Descriptive statistics of sows/gilts found dead or euthanized

From: Post mortem findings in sows and gilts euthanised or found dead in a large Swedish herd

  Found dead Euthanised
Total number 32 98
Proportion of all removed during the study 3.9% 12.0%
Proportion of sows in production (SIP) 2.1% 6.5%
Post mortem examined 17 79
Proportion post mortem examined 53% 81%
Parity number, mean (min-max) 2.8 (0–7) 2.1 (0–7)
Weight (kg), mean (min-max) 220 (116–322) 176 (104–240)
Backfat depth (mm), mean (min-max) 19.8 (10–28) 15.7 (4–35)
Body score *, mean (min-max) 2.6 (1–3) 2.8 (1–4)
Medically treated a short time before death 29% 58%
  1. * body score using a 5-grade scale (1 = cachectic; 3 = normal; 5 = obese).
  2. Data were collected from January 22 to September 4 2006 from a large Swedish herd.