Avoiding Hypothermia in Neonatal Pigs: Effect of Duration of Floor Heating at Different Room Temperatures

Increasing the room temperature to 25°C reduced hypothermia and the risk of pigs dying before colostrum intake, according to new research on loose-housed sows in Denmark. Floor heating for 48 hours resulted in higher piglet mortality - mainly as the result of crushing by the sow - than floor heating for 12 hours in this experiment.
calendar icon 14 November 2012
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