The Naked Scientists

The Naked Scientists Forum

Author Topic: Do pigs sweat, like a pig?  (Read 5959 times)

paul.fr

  • Guest
Do pigs sweat, like a pig?
« on: 24/04/2008 16:27:41 »
I watched someone jogging the other day, and noted that they were sweating 'like a pig'. This made me wonder, do pigs actually sweat?


 

Offline Bored chemist

  • Neilep Level Member
  • ******
  • Posts: 8659
  • Thanked: 42 times
    • View Profile
Do pigs sweat, like a pig?
« Reply #1 on: 24/04/2008 19:40:38 »
IIRC pigs do sweat, but rather less than people. People are rather good at sweating- we evolved in a rather hot climate.
 

Offline opus

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 326
    • View Profile
Do pigs sweat, like a pig?
« Reply #2 on: 23/07/2008 23:27:41 »
most of the pigs i know wear deodeRUNTS! Sorry.
 

Offline DoctorBeaver

  • Naked Science Forum GOD!
  • *******
  • Posts: 12656
  • Thanked: 3 times
  • A stitch in time would have confused Einstein.
    • View Profile
Do pigs sweat, like a pig?
« Reply #3 on: 23/07/2008 23:33:33 »
most of the pigs i know wear deodeRUNTS! Sorry.

Did they buy it from Delboy TROTTER?
 

Offline opus

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 326
    • View Profile
Do pigs sweat, like a pig?
« Reply #4 on: 23/07/2008 23:38:58 »
yes- but if he's run out they use bakin' powder
 

Offline RD

  • Neilep Level Member
  • ******
  • Posts: 8126
  • Thanked: 53 times
    • View Profile
Do pigs sweat, like a pig?
« Reply #5 on: 23/07/2008 23:51:48 »
Quote
Pigs are more sensitive to the combined effects of heat and relative humidity than humans are, since they do not sweat
http://www.thepigsite.com/articles/5/housing-and-environment/1121/summer-swine-management

They wallow in mud to cool down.
« Last Edit: 24/07/2008 00:03:11 by RD »
 

The Naked Scientists Forum

Do pigs sweat, like a pig?
« Reply #5 on: 23/07/2008 23:51:48 »

 

SMF 2.0.10 | SMF © 2015, Simple Machines
SMFAds for Free Forums