Design of Swine Facilities
In designing a swine facility, considerations to take into account are: space calculation for sizes of pens and rooms, providing for adequate ventilation and temperature control, establishing responsible waste handling facilities and procedures, optimizing feed delivery systems, and devising contingencies for variations in growth rate and quarantine of incoming or diseased iswine.
An Overview: Compare AI/AO to Continuous Flow Facility Design Parameters:
All In/All Out
space req't changes w/ age
pen size not uniform
single bin feeding
multiple bin feeding
adjust waterer heights
(does not apply)
provision for "non-finishers" or "tail-enders"
health concerns of "tail-enders"
Copyright ©1997 by the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine
Faculty: Dr. Paul Pitcher
Student: Sandra Springer,'99