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ACMC Tip: Temperature Control at Weaning

10 February 2015, at 2:35pm

UK - Poor temperature control at weaning can be responsible for triggering many post-weaning disease problems in piglets, says ACMC veterinary consultant, Paul Thompson.

Modern systems allow precise recording of temperatures but for older buildings data-loggers are available at reasonable prices.

They will record temperatures at very frequent intervals and can then be downloaded to a PC electronically. Sensors should be positioned as close to pig height as possible while still remaining out of reach!

Running a second logger concurrently outside allows a check to be made on how well the building is coping with external temperature changes.