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IT’S GETTING HOT IN HERE!

The pig is an animal who, unlike other livestock species, does not have functional sweat glands to assist in efficiently removing body heat. It then eliminates heat by either increasing the heat dissipation or by reducing the production of body heat. To help dissipate the heat, the pig will attempt to increase the contact of its body with cool surfaces and by increasing its respiratory rate. To reduce heat production, the pig will reduce its feed intake, will increase its water consumption and will lower its activity...


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  • CHROMIUM: TO COMBAT HEAT STRESS


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