WETTING DOWN HOGS IN SHIPPING In hot weather it is generally considered advisable to wet down hogs during ship ment. The railroad employees will do this if requested to. If hogs have be come overheated, great care must be observed in throwing the cold water on them. If water can be put on their bellies, or where they can wallow in it, there is much less danger. The general opinion seems to be that the hogs should be wet down as often as they need it and that shipment without loss can thus be made, when without wetting down, there would be many dead animals. If the hogs are not overheated, water can be run on them from a hose.