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New app to evaluate heat stress in pig farms

A novel smartphone app has been developed to help farmers identify and evaluate the risk level of heat stress in pig, poultry, dairy and beef farms.

New app to evaluate heat stress in pig farms

A novel smartphone app has been developed to help farmers identify and evaluate the risk level of heat stress in pig, poultry, dairy and beef farms.

The visual application enables farmers to anticipate heat stress over five days. Should the app indeed indicate a risk of heat stress, then farmers are advised to choose different apply specific feed solutions for ruminants, swine or poultry. These solutions, based on the company's own research, consist of natural active ingredients. They have proven their efficiency in countries where climate conditions are often extreme.

This tool can be downloaded for free on App Store and Google Play.

Promoting sow and finishing pig feed intake

Swine are very sensitive to ambient temperature increase. A temperature over 25°C affects swine performance adversely: feed intake decreases and the nutritional need for milk production or growth are no more covered. Sows lose body condition and piglets weight at weaning decreases.

For this reason, the company developed the complementary feed Axion ThermoControl, based on natural active ingredients, reducing the negative effects of high temperatures:

• Better feed valorisation:
- Improved nutrients digestibility
- More pancreatic and intestinal digestive secretions

• More production performance:
- Stimulation of appetite
- Less body condition loss

• Better comfort for the animal

Pig Progress

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