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Defining the Newborn Piglet’s Thermal Environment with an Effective Environmental Temperature

Published by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, Michigan

Citation:  Transactions of the ASAE. 36(1): 143-150. (doi: 10.13031/2013.28325) @1993
Authors:   S. J. Hoff, K. A. Janni, L. d. Jacobson
Keywords:   Heat loss, Piglet, Ventilation

An effective environmental temperature (EET) developed for newborn piglets describes the thermal environment by incorporating the mean radiant temperature, dry-bulb temperature, and air velocity near the newborn. The adequacy of the defined EET was analyzed by comparing with three published studies on newborn sensible heat loss. Results from the published studies indicate that the EET predicted between 87% and 98% of the variability in the data.

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