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Effects of Heat Stress and Plane of Nutrition on Production and Metabolism in Growing Pigs

Authors
  • Nathan Upah (Iowa State University)
  • Sarah Pearce (Iowa State University)
  • Nicholas K. Gabler (Iowa State University)
  • Lance H. Baumgard (Iowa State University)

Abstract

We heat-stressed growing pigs and evaluated the differential effects of environmental hyperthermia and reduced feed intake. Our results indicate that hyperthermia directly effects production and metabolism and many of these are independent of reduced nutrient intake. Identifying how and why heat stress alters metabolism and physiology are prerequisites in developing ameliorating strategies to prevent the reduction in performance and lost income typically observed during the warm summer months.

Keywords: ASL R2663

How to Cite:

Upah, N., Pearce, S., Gabler, N. K. & Baumgard, L. H., (2011) “Effects of Heat Stress and Plane of Nutrition on Production and Metabolism in Growing Pigs”, Iowa State University Animal Industry Report 8(1). doi: https://doi.org/10.31274/ans_air-180814-107

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Published on
01 Jan 2011
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