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SOWS HEAT STRESS, KANTAS DIMITRIOS

Pigs adapted relatively easily to environmental changes, which is very important for their survival.But for sows, this adaptation has a cost concerning productivity and longevity. Most animals’ species can expel heat to the environment with perspiration and panting which are the two most important tools for maintaining body temperature. However, pigs do not sweat and have relatively small lungs.

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Emerging Diseases: a potential threat for the pig industry, BILLINIS CHARALAMBOS

The term emerging diseases includes infectious diseases that have recently been described or developed or diseases which, while were already known, recently increased their incidence or their expansion into new geographic areas or infect new hosts or employ new carriers.The concept of "emerging diseases" developed by scientists who were trying to document and explain the sudden increase in the number of new and important diseases during the past two decades.

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