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Table 4 Respondents’ ratings of statements linked to preventive intents on a scale from 1 to 6, where 1 is “never” and 6 is “always”, from a questionnaire study of biosecurity and disease management in organic and conventional dairy production

From: Biosecurity and animal disease management in organic and conventional Swedish dairy herds: a questionnaire study

Variables Organic Conventional P valuea
Median (min–max) Mean Median (min–max) Mean  
I want to try to prevent disease to a greater extent 6 (1–6) 5.5 6 (1–6) 5.2 0.03
If the use of antibiotics in a herd is higher than a predetermined level, a penalty and requirements for reduced usage should be required 3 (1–6) 2.9 1 (1–6) 2.0 < 0.001
Animal owners should be responsible for forming a plan together with a veterinarian on how to reduce the use of antibiotics in their herd to a certain level 4 (1–6) 3.1 3 (1–6) 2.9 < 0.001
  1. a Kruskal–Wallis