Table 2

Herd- and litter-level factors of the final multivariable two-part model, associated with the odds and the level of Isospora suis oocyst excretion
Part I
Variable Parameter OR 95% C.I. P
Use of toltrazuril Yes 1 -
No 3.7 1.6; 9.1 0.005
Clean entire farrowing room Yes 1 -
No 3 1.0; 9.0 0.045
Cross-fostering of piglets Within the 1st day p.f.** or no fostering 1 -
After 1st day p.f. 4.2 1.2; 15.6 0.039
Farrowing pen flooring* Plastic 1 -
Metal 2.8 1.2; 6.5 0.022
Number of pens per farrowing room* >14 1 -
≤14 3.7 1.8; 7.7 0.001
Number of caretakers in farrowing unit >2 1 -
≤2 2.7 1.3; 5.9 0.015
Part II
Variable Parameter Coeff. 95% C.I. P
Use of toltrazuril Yes −1.9 −0.8; -3.1 0.002
No 0 -
Caretakers entering pens Yes 1.3 0.2; 2.5 0.024
No 0 -

* Litter-level variables. ** Post farrowing.

Skampardonis et al.

Skampardonis et al. BMC Veterinary Research 2012 8:228   doi:10.1186/1746-6148-8-228

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