It is getting hot in here… so we would like to share 4 important tips about how to avoid heat stress in the farrowing pens.
Although all over the world we experience different climates, in general, high temperatures and humidity are giving all sows, especially during lactation a challenge. This impact of higher temperature and humidity on sow performance is better known as heat stress. But did you know that heat stress for the sow also indirectly has an effect on the piglets?
Heat stress in sows occurs when the ambient temperature rises and the animal is less able to get rid of its excess body heat. This has a direct negative effect on the feed intake of the sows and thus on the milk production of the sow. This, in turn, has a negative effect on the milk intake of the piglets.
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