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Extension Number

AEN 185

Description

Drip cooling systems are used to drip water on the shoulder of sows or boars in a crated situation. This allows evaporation of the water which removes heat from the neck where a large blood supply is present. It is best used for systems where the animal is confined below the drip nozzle. In farrowing crate usage it has been shown to reduce sow respiration rate, increase feed consumption and improve litter weights.

Series Title

Livestock Industry Facilities and Environment

Publication Date:

9-1997

Publisher:

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach

City:

Ames, IA

Keywords:

Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering

Disciplines:

Agricultural Education | Bioresource and Agricultural Engineering

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Livestock Industry Facilities and Environment: Swine Cooling Methods—Drip Cooling

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