Innovative Heating Technologies has a long history of manufacturing reliable energy efficient heating equipment designed to improve comfort, reduce stress, help combat disease and provide a safe warm zone for animals to healthily grow. Our anti-microbial, 5VA fire rated enclosures utilize the same technology used in the medical and airline industries. The Hog Hearth Heat Mat provides continuous antimicrobial surface protection from disease causing microbes and bacteria. The Anti-Microbial additive lasts a lifetime eliminating stains, odors and surface deterioration.
FOR NEWBORN PIGLETS, MANAGING HEAT LOSS CRITICAL
Weaning is a stressful time for piglets and a check in growth rates is common. The room temperature required to keep them comfortable while they begin to eat regularly and develop a stable social group, is often higher than when they left the farrowing barn.
If these piglets are stressed by cooler temperatures than needed, they become vulnerable to disease and feed intake drops. In turn, growth rate, health and overall performance will be compromised.
Use of the Hog Hearth® heat mats for early weaned piglets can improve comfort and nursery performance.
The improved weight gains and uniformity at the end of the nursery period can translate into better grow-finish performance and net returns per hog marketed.
Connor, Ph.D., Dept. of Animal Science, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg