Effect of floor type on the growth performance and health status of growing-finishing pigs

Garcimartin Molina, Miguel Angel and Ovejero Rubio, Ismael and Vázquez Minguela, Jesús and Daza Andrada, Argimiro (2008). Effect of floor type on the growth performance and health status of growing-finishing pigs. "Spanish Journal of Agricultural Research", v. 6 (n. 4); pp. 559-565. ISSN 1695-971-X.

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Title: Effect of floor type on the growth performance and health status of growing-finishing pigs
Author/s:
  • Garcimartin Molina, Miguel Angel
  • Ovejero Rubio, Ismael
  • Vázquez Minguela, Jesús
  • Daza Andrada, Argimiro
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Spanish Journal of Agricultural Research
Date: December 2008
ISSN: 1695-971-X
Volume: 6
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: odour level, production results, resin floor, sanitary status, water consumption. - consumo de agua, nivel de olor, resultados productivos, sanidad, suelo de resina.
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Agrónomos (UPM) [antigua denominación]
Department: Construcción y Vías Rurales [hasta 2014]
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

Using a factorial design: two full floor types, concrete vs. concrete waterproofed with resin (resin floor) and two slat types, concrete vs. metal, were used to house 72 pigs in four rooms (18 pigs room-1). During the experimental period which lasted from 22.9 kg to 112.7 kg live weight the four groups of pigs received the same feed. Growth, water consumption and health status of the pigs as well as subjective odour level inside the rooms were studied. The resin floor with metal slats tended (P < 0.1) to improve feed conversion efficiency and positively affected (P < 0.03) pig health. In the room with the resin floor and metal slats odour level was significantly lower than in the other three rooms. The potential predictive function for the relationship between average daily water consumption (WC, in L) and feed average daily intake (FADI, in kg) is WC = 2.692 x FADI1.265. Odour level increased with pig live weight. The use of resin as an impermeable floor material is promising for housing growing, finishing pigs. - Bajo un tratamiento factorial: dos tipos de suelo, hormigón vs hormigón impermeabilizado con resina (suelo de resina) y dos tipos de rejilla, hormigón vs metálica, 72 cerdos fueron alojados en cuatro salas (18 cerdos por sala). Durante el periodo experimental, comprendido entre 22,9 y 112,7 kg de peso vivo los cuatro grupos de cerdos recibieron el mismo tipo de pienso. Se estudió el crecimiento, el consumo de agua y el estado sanitario de los cerdos, así como el nivel subjetivo de olor en el interior de las salas. El suelo de resina y la rejilla metálica tendieron (P < 0,1) a mejorar el índice de transformación del alimento y afectaron positivamente, a un nivel significativo (P < 0,03), al estado sanitario de los cerdos. En la sala de suelo de resina y rejilla metálica el nivel de olor fue significativamente más bajo que en las restantes. La relación entre el consumo de agua y de pienso se ajustó a una función potencial. El nivel de olor aumentó con el peso vivo de los cerdos. La utilización de resina como material impermeabilizante del suelo es prometedora para los alojamientos de cerdos de cebo.

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Item ID: 2593
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/2593/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:2593
Official URL: http://www.inia.es/inia/
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 22 Mar 2010 09:33
Last Modified: 20 Apr 2016 12:14
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