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Pig Farmers Warned to Check Ventilation Carefully

by 5m Editor
3 January 2014, at 10:22am

UK - With temperatures fluctuating widely between day and night, poor temperature control in pig buildings can lead to increased levels of vice and pneumonia, warns ACMC.

Draughts are a particular cause of problems and should be regularly assessed, says ACMC veterinary consultant, Paul Thompson.

He advises producers to stand inside their buildings on a bright day and check of chinks of light coming through small gaps and to then plug them. The lying patterns of pig should be watched to see if they are comfortable, he adds.