Episode #59: Warm Weather Ventilation Checklist

In this episode, Dr. Spencer Wayne sits down with Erin McCoy to discuss proper barn ventilation as the weather begins to warm up.

Erin, a veterinary physician assistant at Pipestone Veterinary Services, shares her warm-weather ventilation checklist and emphasizes the importance of opening soffit doors and ensuring proper ventilation by uncovering fans. She provides practical advice on checking alarms, setting emergency thermostats, and maintaining steady ventilation to ensure pig comfort and health. Erin highlights the significance of monitoring barn conditions and observing pig behavior for indications of discomfort or stress.

Throughout the conversation, Spencer and Erin stress the importance of proactive management in optimizing swine barn ventilation systems, ultimately contributing to better pig health and productivity.

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