Skip to main content Accessibility help
×
Home

The microbial status of the pig and its environment under different housing and feeding systems: 1. liquid versus dry feeding in fully slatted and straw-bedded housing

  • K. Hillman (a1), B. Hunt (a2), R. Davies (a3) and B.P. Gill (a4)

Extract

There is a need to identify finishing systems for pigs that meet the requirements of both pig producers and society. These require that a system is economically efficient, but also takes due account of animal welfare, food safety and environmental considerations. As part of an integrated investigation, this study assessed the effects of giving pigs either dry or liquid feed when housed in either fully-slatted or straw-based accommodation on the microbial status of the pig and its finishing environment, with particular reference to gut health and food safety.

Copyright

Corresponding author

References

Hide All
Thompson, J. E., Matthews, K. R., Taylor, L. and Gill, B.P. 2004. The growth performance, carcase and meat quality of pigs finished under different housing and feeding system: 1. Liquid versus dry feeding in fully slatted and straw-bedded housing. Proceedings of the British Society of Animal Science. Annual Meeting 2004

Metrics

Full text views

Total number of HTML views: 0
Total number of PDF views: 0 *
Loading metrics...

Abstract views

Total abstract views: 0 *
Loading metrics...

* Views captured on Cambridge Core between <date>. This data will be updated every 24 hours.

Usage data cannot currently be displayed