Behavioural and physiological responses of pigs to being transported for up to 24 hours followed by six hours recovery in lairage.

@article{Brown1999BehaviouralAP,
  title={Behavioural and physiological responses of pigs to being transported for up to 24 hours followed by six hours recovery in lairage.},
  author={Steven N. Brown and Toby G. Knowles and Jessica E. Edwards and Paul D. Warriss},
  journal={The Veterinary record},
  year={1999},
  volume={145 15},
  pages={
          421-6
        }
}
Ninety-six pure-bred Large White pigs weighing 80 to 100 kg were either not transported or transported for eight, 16 or 24 hours, and then either slaughtered immediately on arrival at the abattoir or kept in lairage for six hours before being slaughtered. The pigs travelling for eight, 16 or 24 hours lost 2.2, 2.0 and 4.3 per cent of liveweight, respectively, and the pigs travelling for 24 hours lost 2.6 per cent of hot carcase weight Both liveweight and hot carcase weight recovered during the… CONTINUE READING
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