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Dawn

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Do pigs sweat?
« on: 26/01/2010 22:30:02 »
Dawn asked the Naked Scientists:
   
If pigs do not sweat, does that mean that the meat will absorb what sweat lets out?

What do you think?
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Do pigs sweat?
« Reply #1 on: 26/01/2010 22:40:53 »
According to Dr Karl ...
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But pigs don't like very hot climates, because they have very few functional sweat glands, and can hardly sweat at all.
http://www.abc.net.au/science/articles/2008/04/22/2223974.htm

According to Dr Todd ...
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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

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Do pigs sweat?
« Reply #2 on: 27/01/2010 02:23:39 »
Might this suggest that humans were able to take over this planet for no other reason than they are so sweaty?

(There is some evidence that this may, at least, be partially true.)
 

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Do pigs sweat?
« Reply #3 on: 27/01/2010 13:32:19 »
most mammals have sweat glands. so they most probably sweat.
 

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« Reply #4 on: 27/01/2010 17:56:31 »
most mammals have sweat glands. so they most probably sweat.

Here's another non-sweating mammal ...


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naked_Mole_Rat

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Naked Mole-Rats are about 3 inches (7 cm) long; they weigh 1 to 2.4 ounces (30 to 70 grams). Because there is no fat under their skin, their skin is wrinkled; the skin is pink, gray, or white/yellow. These unusual mammals also lack sweat glands.
http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/mammals/rodent/Nakedmolerat.shtml
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« Reply #5 on: 27/01/2010 19:09:10 »
Pigs don't sweat much; most of what is lost in sweat is water. Pigs will excrete the other products (mainly in urine) there's no reason these materials would be particularly "left behind" or absorbed by the meat.
 

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