Managing the pig’s environment with the goal of heat removal is an increasing need, especially when pens are more crowded.
This article suggests some solutions to the main problems encountered in pregnancies with group housing.
The two main factors that make that certain farms have not been successful adapting to the animal welfare regulations are design and handling/management.
Lameness is the second most common cause for the culling of sows.
This study demonstrates the added profitability that air filtration can give to sow farms located in highly dense swine regions. However, it is important to point out that these figures are long term averages and not necessarily predictors for individual herds.
Characteristics of the installations, genetics, medications, feeding, etc. of Spanish feedlots based on data of 452 farms that pertain to nine of the 25 biggest pig integration companies in the country.
This study, based on some 120,000 sows, quantifies the reduction of the risk of introducing PRRS viruses when using air filtering.
The thermographic cameras can measure the temperature in all the image with resolutions that are equivalent to 19,200 infrared thermometers at the same time.