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Table 1 Descriptive statistics of the evaluated phenotypes by trait category and growth phase

From: Quantitative analysis of the blood transcriptome of young healthy pigs and its relationship with subsequent disease resilience

Category Phase Trait abbreviation (units) # of pigs Mean Standard deviation
Subjective
health score
Quarantine nursery qNurHS1 912 4.85 0.36
qNurHS2 912 4.86 0.35
Challenge nursery NurHS 894 4.46 0.69
Finisher FinHS 761 4.78 0.49
Treatment rate Challenge nursery NurTRT (per 27 days) 903 1.07 1.09
Finisher FinTRT (per 100 days) 746 0.28 0.70
Nursery + finisher AllTRT (per 180 days) 778 1.26 1.34
Mortality plus treatments Challenge nursery NurMT 427 0.51 0.87
Finisher FinMT 694 0.31 0.72
Nursery + finisher AllMT 482 0.89 1.00
Mortality Challenge nursery NurMOR 912 0.12 0.32
Finisher FinMOR 803 0.13 0.34
Nursery + finisher AllMOR 912 0.24 0.42
Growth rate Quarantine nursery qNurADG (kg/day) 912 0.31 0.09
Challenge nursery NurADG (kg/day) 910 0.28 0.16
Finisher FinADG (kg/day) 707 0.89 0.13
Feed intake Finisher ADFI (kg/day) 704 2.22 0.33
ADFD (min/day) 713 60.4 11.5
FCR (kg/kg) 704 2.62 0.20
RFI (kg) 703 0.04 0.12
Carcass Carcass CWT (kg) 653 91.3 10.0
DRS (%) 651 77.6 2.0
LYLD (%) 613 61.3 1.7
CBF (mm) 615 16.9 3.8
CLD (mm) 615 59.4 6.0
  1. Abbreviations: HS subjective health score on a 1 to 5 healthy scale, TRT the number of treatments adjusted by the day that pigs stayed, ADG average daily gain, ADFI average daily feed intake, ADFD average daily duration, FCR feed conversion ratio, RFI residual feed intake, CWT carcass weight, DRS dressing proportion, LYLD lean yield, CBF carcass backfat, CLD carcass loin depth