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Record number 541994
Title Clustering of farms based on slaughterhouse health aberration data
Author(s) Hulsegge, B.; Greef, K.H. de
Source Wageningen : Wageningen Livestock Research (Wageningen Livestock Research report 1023) - 29 p.
Department(s) Animal Breeding & Genomics
Publication type Research report
Publication year 2017
Keyword(s) animal welfare - animal production - pigs - animal health - abattoirs - statistical data
Categories Animal Health and Welfare
Abstract Large amounts of data from meat inspections can be used as a tool to support interventions for improvement of herd health. We applied time-series analyses on 3.5 years of meat inspection data of two pig slaughterhouses to identify differences in health aberration patterns over time at farm-level. A negligibly evidence of seasonality and a substantial trend pattern in percentage aberrations over time were identified. Differences exist in percentage health aberrations between the farms and months. This distinction is more elaborate than just grouping farms on basis of aberration incidence.
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