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Unpublished Paper
Effect of Environmental Factors on the Frequency of Fatigued Pigs and Mortality Rates at a Commercial Abattoir
Animal Industry Report
  • Robert Fitzgerald, Iowa State University
  • Kenneth J. Stalder, Iowa State University
  • Neal Matthews, Farmland Foods
  • Collette Schultz-Kaster, Farmland Foods
  • Anna K. Johnson, Iowa State University
Extension Number
ASL R2346
Publication Date
2008
Disciplines
Topic
Swine
Summary and Implications

The objective of this study was to identify weather and transportation factors that increased the incidence of fatigued, injured, and deceased pigs per trailer load. A total of 14 variables including temperature-humidity index, density of trailer, and week of transport accounted for variation in percentage of defects per trailer.

Copyright Holder
Iowa State University
Language
en
Citation Information
Robert Fitzgerald, Kenneth J. Stalder, Neal Matthews, Collette Schultz-Kaster, et al.. "Effect of Environmental Factors on the Frequency of Fatigued Pigs and Mortality Rates at a Commercial Abattoir" (2008)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/kenneth_stalder/9/