Effects of distance moved during loading and floor space on the trailer during transport on losses of market weight pigs on arrival at the packing plant.

  title={Effects of distance moved during loading and floor space on the trailer during transport on losses of market weight pigs on arrival at the packing plant.},
  author={Matthew John Ritter and Michael Ellis and C. R. Bertelsen and R. Bowman and Jan Brinkmann and J M Dedecker and Kerry Keffaber and C. M. Murphy and Beau A Peterson and J. M. Schlipf and Bradley F. Wolter},
  journal={Journal of animal science},
  volume={85 12},
Effects of distance moved during loading and floor space on the trailer during transport on the incidence of transport losses (dead and nonambulatory pigs) on arrival at the packing plant were evaluated in a study involving 42 loads of pigs (average BW = 131.2 kg, SD 5.05). A split-plot design was used with a 2 x 6 factorial arrangement of the following treatments: 1) distance moved from the pen to the exit of the building [short (0 to 30.5 m) vs. long (61.0 to 91.4 m)] and 2) transport floor… 

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