Campus Units

Animal Science

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

4-2012

Journal or Book Title

Animal Frontiers

Volume

2

Issue

2

First Page

28

Last Page

35

DOI

10.2527/af.2012-0037

Abstract

  • The unique chemical structure of water makes it well suited to fulfilling a diversity of essential roles in the body.

  • Defining the water requirement of the pig is particularly challenging because intake can be affected by a number of metabolic, physiological, and behavioral factors and because ad libitum intake is not always a reflection of need.

  • The quality of drinking water can be a serious problem in regions known to possess aquifers containing problematic ions such as sulfates, iron, manganese, or nitrates.

  • Both the cost and the availability of water will almost certainly become a bigger issue in many regions of the world in the coming future.

Comments

This article is published as Patience, John F. "The importance of water in pork production." Animal frontiers 2, no. 2 (2012): 28-35. doi: 10.2527/af.2012-0037.

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Patience

Language

en

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