Table 4

Necropsy findings in diarrhoeic- (D) and non-diarrhoeic (ND) piglets in individual herds
Necropsy findings Herd 1 Herd 2 Herd 3 Herd 4
D ND D ND D ND D ND
n=13 n=13 n=11 n=12 n=14 n=13 n=13 n=12
(%) (%) (%) (%) (%) (%) (%) (%)
General findings
Poor body condition 77* 15 63* 0 57* 0 31* 0
Dehydration 31* 0 0 0 57* 8 23 0
Small intestine
Flaccidity 69* 15 81* 25 86* 0 54 42
Watery contents 92* 23 64* 17 36 31 38 50
Large intestine
Flaccidity 62* 8 55* 8 64* 0 31 8
Liquid contents 46* 8 45 17 50* 8 46* 8

* denotes significant statistical positive association with diarrhoea (one-sided Fisher’s exact test (α=0.05)) within the individual herds.

Kongsted et al.

Kongsted et al. BMC Veterinary Research 2013 9:206   doi:10.1186/1746-6148-9-206

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