Tropical Animal Health and Production

, Volume 6, Issue 3, pp 183–187 | Cite as

The effect of water sprinkling on the performance of growing and finishing pigs during hot weather

  • L. C. Hsia
  • M. F. Fuller
  • F. K. Koh
Article

Summary

Periodic sprinkling of water on growing and finishing pig for 2 minutes at the approximate rate of 50 ml per pig significantly improved their average daily gain and feed conversion. There was little change in feed intake. Sprinkling every 45 minutes gave better results than sprinkling every 90 minutes. If the sprinklers were operated when the temperature was above 25°C, in the growing stage and above 21° in the finishing stage performance was better than it was if they were operated only above 29 and 25°C.

Keywords

Public Health Veterinary Medicine Feed Intake Average Daily Gain Stage Performance 

Résumé

Des porcs périodiquement douchés pendant deux minutes avec 50 1. d'eau ont répondu de façon significative tant en ce qui concerne le gain journalier de poids que l'utilisation de la nourriture, alors que peu de changements ont été notés dans la quantité de nourritur absorbée. L'affusion d'eau toutes les 45 minutes donne des résultats supérieurs à celle obtenue lorsque l'intervalle entre deux douches est porté à 90 minutes.

Les aspersions pratiquées lorsque la température ambiante se situe au dessus de 25° pendant la croissance des animaux et au dessus de 21° lor de leur finition donent de meilleurs résultats que si elles ont respectivement lieu au-dessus de 25 et 29°C.

Sumario

Asperiones periodicas de dos minutos en cantidades aproximadas de 50 ml por animal en el período de levante y ceba, mejoró significativemente el promedio de ganancia diaria y la conversión de alimentos. No hubo cambios apreciables en la ingestión de los mismos. Las aspersiones con intervalos de 45 minutos, dieron mejor resultado que las efectuadas cada 90 minutos. Cuando los rociadores funcionaron en temperatureas por encima de los 25°C en el período de levante y por encima de 21°C en período de ceba, el desarrollo fue mejor que cuando funcionaron solamente en temperaturas por encima de 29° y 25°C.

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© E. & S. Livingstone Ltd 1974

Authors and Affiliations

  • L. C. Hsia
    • 1
  • M. F. Fuller
    • 1
  • F. K. Koh
    • 1
  1. 1.Pig Research InstituteChunanTaiwan

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