Water Intake and Wastage from Nipple Drinkers
Among nutrients, water is required in the greatest amount but has received the least attention. Water intake of grower/finisher pigs has been reported to range from 1.9 to 6.8 l/d, depending on body weight and feed intake.
However, most ‘water intake’ reported in the literature is water disappearance from drinkers, including water wastage, rather than water actually consumed by the animal. A study was conducted to determine actual water
intake and wastage of grower/finisher pigs at nipple drinkers. The effect of nipple flow rate on water spillage was also included in the study.
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