Swine

Effect of Environmental Factors on the Frequency of Fatigued Pigs and Mortality Rates at a Commercial Abattoir

Authors
  • 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)

Abstract

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.

Keywords: ASL R2346

How to Cite:

Fitzgerald, R., Stalder, K. J., Matthews, N., Schultz-Kaster, C. & Johnson, A. K., (2008) “Effect of Environmental Factors on the Frequency of Fatigued Pigs and Mortality Rates at a Commercial Abattoir”, Iowa State University Animal Industry Report 5(1). doi: https://doi.org/10.31274/ans_air-180814-849

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Published on
01 Jan 2008
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