Methane

calendar icon 3 December 2018
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Methane gas is highly explosive when levels reach 1% or more, this is the main risk on farms. As a poison the gas is largely inert and would only cause problems to pigs if the levels were so high as to displace oxygen. This would take place above a concentration of 80% and the signs would be acute respiratory embarrassment.

Emily Houghton

Editor, The Pig Site

Emily Houghton is a Zoology graduate from Cardiff University and was the editor of The Pig Site from October 2017 to May 2020. Emily has worked in livestock husbandry, and has written, conducted and assisted with research projects regarding the synthesis of welfare and productivity of free-range food species.

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