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Table 5 Most common observed clinical symptoms* associated with PAD1 categories in 96 post mortem examined sows/gilts

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

Aetiology PAD1 category Most common clinical symptoms before death
Trauma - fracture 80% lameness, 60% fracture
  - miscellaneous 80% none
  - arthritis 77% lameness, 43% fracture, 37% swollen joint
  - osteochondrosis 62% lameness, 38% sitting, 38% weight loss
  - abscess in spinal cord 86% sitting, 29% lameness, 29% spasm/lack of coordination
Disease   
  - circulatory/cardiac failure 75% none
  - heart/lunginfl. react. 67% sitting, 67% weight loss
  - gastroint. infl. react. 40% sitting, 40% inappetence
  - miscellaneous 44% sitting, 33% inappetence, 33% thin
Unknown   40% sitting, 40% none
  1. * more than one symptom could be reported
  2. 1 PAD = pathological-anatomical diagnosis
  3. Data were collected from January 22 to September 4 2006 from a large Swedish herd.