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Management and feeding strategies to reduce the effects of the thermal stress on performance, meat quality and welfare of pigs reared in Spain.

Starting date: 02/10/2014 End date: 01/10/2017
Programme: Animal Welfare

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The objectives of the project are:

1. Evaluation of dietary strategies to minimize heat stress of pigs due to high temperatures.
2. Evaluation of cooling the drinking water to improve thermoregulation and feed intake of pigs during the hot season. 3. To assess surface available per pig and double trough width in order to improve feed intake of pigs during the hot season
4. To assess a system with automatic showers and ventilation activated by pigs as a strategy to reduce heat stress.