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Environmental Conditions Effects in Noise Emission by Piglets in an Intensive Production Farm

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

Citation:  2010 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, June 20 - June 23, 2010  1009625.(doi:10.13031/2013.29972)
Authors:   Giselle Borges, Késia Oliveira da Silva Miranda, Richard S Gates, Glógerley Tatiana Sales
Keywords:   Keywords: Sound pressure level; animal noise; piglets; intensive system; temperature

In swine production, it is known that environmental factors have a great influence on animal behavior. An innovative method to quantify and classify uncomfortable situations for the animals is with automatic registration of noise levels emitted by these animals in intensive production systems. Thus, the objective of this work was to assess the influence of environment variables (temperature and air humidity) in the emission of noise levels by piglets in an intensive production system.

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