Farmed pigs many experience heat stress throughout the world: in temperate areas during summer months and in tropical areas during the whole year. Heat stressed pigs have low performance, poor welfare, and pollute the environment. Therefore, researchers have studied the reactions of pigs to heat in high growing commercial breed to better assess the indicators of heat stress.
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