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Table 6 Descriptive statistics on pathological-anatomical findings, including most incidental finding, in 96 post mortem examined sows/gilts

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

  Found dead (n = 17) Euthanised (n = 79) Total (n = 96)  
  No. No. No. %
Arthritis 2 41 43 44.8
Abscess, at least one 3 34 37 38.5
Teeth injuries 6/15 21/72 27/85 31.0
Osteochondrosis/epiphysiolysis 0 21 21 21.9
Kidney/urinary bladder failure 4 12 16 16.7
Pneumonia (App, SEP) 1 11 12 12.5
Mastitis 4 7 11 11.5
Fracture 0 10 10 10.4
Gastritis and/or ulceration 1 9 10 10.4
Heart disorders 5 5 10 10.4
Claw disorders 2 6 8 8.3
Abscess in spinal cord 0 7 7 7.3
Liver disorders 2 2 4 4.2
Reproductive organs 0 3 3 3.1
Spleen disorders 1 1 2 2.1
  1. Data were collected from January 22 to September 4 2006 from a large Swedish herd.