Surface Temperature of Creep Heat Mat as Affected by Piglet Use Xin, Hongwei Xin, Hongwei Zhang, Q. 2018-02-13T00:11:42.000 2020-07-02T07:00:53Z 2020-07-02T07:00:53Z Sat Jan 01 00:00:00 UTC 2000 2012-08-17 2000-01-01
dc.description.abstract <p>In a previous study (3), the temperature (T<sub>mat</sub>) distribution of commercial creep heat mats had been examined under static laboratory conditions. This follow-up study evaluated T<sub>mat</sub> of a selected heat mat as influenced by the activities of piglets in experimental farrowing crates. The heat mat was operated either with regulated power input by embedded temperature sensors or with constant power input. Embedded temperature sensors were found to facilitate the controllability of T<sub>mat</sub>, and thus were recommended. When piglets rested on sensor-regulated heat mat, T<sub>mat</sub> rose in the occupied region and declined in the unoccupied region, with temperature differences between the two regions ranging from 7 to 12°C (13 to 22°F). The temperature feedback control generally allowed for the maintenance of thermal comfort of piglets. In comparison, mats without temperature feedback control could become undesirably warm (>43°C; 109°F) for the piglets.</p>
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dc.subject.disciplines Agriculture
dc.subject.disciplines Animal Sciences
dc.subject.disciplines Bioresource and Agricultural Engineering
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dc.title Surface Temperature of Creep Heat Mat as Affected by Piglet Use
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