Monitoring ventilation systems can help keep heat stress at bay

As temperatures and humidity levels start to rise across the United Kingdom, Lallemand Animal Nutrition is reminding pig producers to ensure ventilation systems are in good working order to prevent heat stress.
calendar icon 17 June 2021
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For those who are experiencing reduced or varied feed intakes, particularly in their sows, Mr McFarland advises adding a proven probiotic supplement to the diet which can help maintain feed intakes by enabling pigs to adapt their eating behaviour to the heat stress conditions.

“Ultimately, a combined approach of adapting feeding patterns and making sure environmental factors like ventilation and drinking water systems are functioning properly will help provide pigs with the best protection against heat stress.”

To help producers monitor the likelihood of heat stress occurring, Lallemand are providing free hand-held temperature and humidity monitors while stocks last.

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