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Unpublished Paper
Carcass Composition of Market Weight Pigs Subjected to Heat Stress in utero or during Growth
Animal Industry Report
  • Shannon M. Cruzen, Iowa State University
  • Rebecca Boddicker, Iowa State University
  • Kody L. Graves, Iowa State University
  • Theresa P. Johnson, Iowa State University
  • Emily Arkfield, Iowa State University
  • Lance H. Baumgard, Iowa State University
  • Jason W. Ross, Iowa State University
  • Steven M. Lonergan, Iowa State University
  • Tim Safranski, University of Missouri
  • Matt Lucy, University of Missouri
Extension Number
ASL R2921
Publication Date
2014
Disciplines
Topic
Swine
Summary and Implications
Pigs were exposed to prolonged chronic heat stress (HS) and thermoneutral (TN) conditions prenatally (during first of last half of gestation) or postnatally (7-10 wk starting at 14 wk of age). Gestational HS had minimal impact on carcass composition but may impact skeletal system structure and development. Additionally, results indicate that while similar levels of lean can be achieved in pigs subjected to chronic postnatal HS with increased time on feed, carcass fat may be decreased with HS.
Copyright Holder
Iowa State University
Language
en
Citation Information
Shannon M. Cruzen, Rebecca Boddicker, Kody L. Graves, Theresa P. Johnson, et al.. "Carcass Composition of Market Weight Pigs Subjected to Heat Stress in utero or during Growth" (2014)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/steven_lonergan/37/