Swine day, 1983; Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station contribution; no. 84-174-S; Report of progress (Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service); 442; Swine; Fluctuating hot temperatures; Peformance; Immunity


Housing pigs in a thermal stress environment reduced gain, intake and feed efficiency. Cell mediated immunity responses were lower under the constant heat stress as well as when the temperature was lowered to a thermal neutral temperature for only 4 hours daily. Daily cooling to thermal neutral for 4, 8, or 16 hours improved growth performance. Antibody responses were not altered by temperature fluctuations.; Swine Day, Manhattan, KS, November 10, 1983

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