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Animal Industry Report

Extension Number

ASL R2663

Topic

Swine

Summary and Implications

We heat-stressed growing pigs and evaluated the differential effects of environmental hyperthermia and reduced feed intake. Our results indicate that hyperthermia directly effects production and metabolism and many of these are independent of reduced nutrient intake. Identifying how and why heat stress alters metabolism and physiology are prerequisites in developing ameliorating strategies to prevent the reduction in performance and lost income typically observed during the warm summer months.

Copyright Holder

Iowa State University

Language

en

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