Animal Science Department


Date of this Version

January 1998


Published in 1998 Nebraska Swine Report, compiled by Duane E. Reese, Associate Professor and Extension Swine Specialist, Department of Animal Science. Prepared by the staff in Animal Science and cooperating Departments for use in Extension, Teaching and Research programs. Published by Cooperative Extension Division, Agricultural Research Division, and Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
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Ventilation system failure can kill many animals in a few minutes. This kind of loss is often non-insurable. Adequate backup systems can reduce the risk of loss. Producers should install backups, or system redundancy, consistent with the level of risk they consider acceptable.