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dc.contributor.advisorLemay, Stéphaneen_US
dc.creatorChristianson, Shala Kathrynen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-05-25T09:51:03Zen_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-01-04T04:33:08Z
dc.date.available2013-05-25T08:00:00Zen_US
dc.date.available2013-01-04T04:33:08Z
dc.date.created2003en_US
dc.date.issued2003en_US
dc.date.submitted2003en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10388/etd-05252012-095103en_US
dc.description.abstractTwo components were associated with this research project. The first component established and measured the water balance of a grower-finisher room in an intensive swine operation (ISO) using dry and wet/dry feeders. The second component verified various moisture production (MP) prediction equations for ISO's using current MP values. Knowledge of the significant sources and sinks of water in an ISO will allow future research on water conservation to focus on key areas. Six separate grower-finisher cycles were followed and the parameters of the water balance, including water from the drinkers, in the feed, metabolic reactions, within the pig, ventilated from the room and in the slurry, were measured for each cycle. The significant source of water was at the drinker, at 72% of the total water source, and the major sink of water was in the slurry, at 64% of the total water sink. The use of wet/dry feeders compared to dry feeders significantly reduced both the water disappearance at the drinker by 34% (pen_US
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dc.titleWater balance and moisture production of grower-finisher rooms in swine production using dry and wet/dry feedersen_US
thesis.degree.departmentEnvironmental Engineeringen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineEnvironmental Engineeringen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Saskatchewanen_US
thesis.degree.levelMastersen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Science (M.Sc.)en_US
dc.type.materialtexten_US
dc.type.genreThesisen_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberGillies, Jonen_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberPatience, Johnen_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberLaguë, Claudeen_US


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