Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Publications

Campus Units

Animal Science, Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

1-2019

Journal or Book Title

Animal Frontiers

Volume

9

Issue

1

First Page

54

Last Page

61

Research Focus Area(s)

Animal Production Systems Engineering

DOI

10.1093/af/vfy035

Abstract

Implications

• Heat stress is a global issue constraining animal agriculture productivity, negatively affects welfare, and reduces production efficiency in many countries.

• The effects of heat stress on pig production will intensify, if climate change continues as predicted.

• To date, modifying the environment is the most effective way to mitigate the effects of heat stress.

• Identifying additional strategies (nutritional and genetics) to maximize pork production during the warm summer months is necessary to satiate a growing demand for high quality meat for human consumption.

Comments

This article is published as Mayorga, Edith J., David Renaudeau, Brett C. Ramirez, Jason W. Ross, and Lance H. Baumgard. "Heat stress adaptations in pigs." Animal Frontiers 9, no. 1 (2018): 54-61. DOI: 10.1093/af/vfy035. Posted with permission.

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Copyright Owner

American Society of Animal Science

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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