Effect of Environmental Factors on the Frequency of Fatigued Pigs and Mortality Rates at a Commercial AbattoirAnimal Industry Report
Extension NumberASL R2346
Summary and ImplicationsThe 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 HolderIowa State University
Citation InformationRobert 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)
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