Animal Science, Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering
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Animal Production Systems Engineering
• 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.
American Society of Animal Science
Mayorga, Edith J.; Renaudeau, David; Ramirez, Brett C.; Ross, Jason W.; and Baumgard, Lance H., "Heat stress adaptations in pigs" (2019). Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Publications. 1045.