Piglets nursing on a sow in a pen with a heat lamp
Screen grab from the PorkCares.org website.
Paul Sundberg executive director of the Swine Health Information Center outlined the mission of the newly formed SHIC protect and enhance the health of the US swine herd throughCoordinatednbspglobal disease monitoringTargeted research investments that minimize the impact of future disease threats andAnalysis of swine health data
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All classes of pigs are susceptible to heat stress during summer, but sows are particularly sensitive around the time of farrowing and during lactation.
Young pigs in a pen
Sow and piglets in farrowing stall
After meat, pharmaceuticals rank second in the important contributions hogs have made to society.