Space requirements of weaned pigs during a sixty-minute transport in summer.

  title={Space requirements of weaned pigs during a sixty-minute transport in summer.},
  author={Mhairi A. Sutherland and Pamela J. Bryer and B. L. Davis and John J McGlone},
  journal={Journal of animal science},
  volume={87 1},
Currently, there are no trucking quality assurance recommendations for space allowance of weaned pigs during transport in the United States. The objective of this research was to establish a first estimate of the space requirements of weaned pigs during transport in summer based on measures of animal well-being. A commercial semi-trailer was fitted with compartments that provided 0.05, 0.06, and 0.07 m(2)/pig, which were replicated on the upper and lower deck, with a constant 100 pigs per… 

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