MARCH 07, 2018

| by Fanny Pandolfi, Sandra A. Edwards, Dominiek Maes and Ilias Kyriazakis

Connecting different data sources to assess the interconnections between biosecurity, health, welfare, and performance in commercial pig farms in great Britain

This study aimed to provide an overview of the interconnections between biosecurity, health, welfare, and performance in commercial pig farms in Great Britain. We collected on-farm data about the level of biosecurity and animal performance in 40 fattening pig farms and 28 breeding pig farms between 2015 and 2016. We identified interconnections between these data, slaughterhouse health indicators, and welfare indicator records in fattening pig farms. After achieving the connections between databases, a secondary data analysis was performed to assess the interconnections between biosecurity, health, welfare, and performance using correlation analysis, principal component analysis, and hierarchical clustering. Although we could ...