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on September 9, 2014

Comparing piglet heating methods

Managing temperature in the farrowing house is key to maximizing piglets weaned per sow.

The two main causes of early piglet mortality are chilling and crushing, both of which can be reduced by providing appropriate piglet heating. For lactation crates there are several options available, including heat lamps, heat pads, under floor heating and piglet covers. These will be explored and the relative merits…

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