Field evaluation of a water-cooled cover for cooling sows in hot and humid climates

@inproceedings{Pang2011FieldEO,
  title={Field evaluation of a water-cooled cover for cooling sows in hot and humid climates},
  author={Zhenzhen Pang and Baoming Li and Hongwei Xin and Lei Xi and Wei Cao and Chaoyuan Wang and Wei Li},
  year={2011}
}
The hot and humid summer climates in certain parts of China can adversely impact on the production and welfare of gestating sows. Hence, effective cooling means to alleviate heat stress are essential to pig production. A field experiment was conducted to evaluate the efficacy of a water-cooled cover (WCC) attached to the sow’s stall with regards to thermal microenvironment in the sow occupied zone (SOZ), and the physiological and behavioural responses of the sows. The results showed that black… CONTINUE READING