PIGS AND CHICKEN DO NOT LIKE SUMMER

Pigs are warm-blooded animals, and their internal body temperature must stay within a narrow range around 39°C to function properly. Since pigs are unable to sweat, they will use a variety of different means to try in stay cool when the ambient temperature is too high. These include increasing water intake, laying on a cool surface, wallowing in the mud or water, panting, and reducing their feed intake. For farm animals the reduction of feed intake is a highly important issue as it is directly related to production. Read more...

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