Water bowls, piglet heat lamps, gestation crates, feed troughs and water bowls are examples of hog equipment. Hog owners also use fans, cooling mats and evaporative coolers to keep hogs comfortable in hot weather, and heat lamps or brooders to keep the herd warm in cooler weather.
Hog breeders may have external pregnancy testers as part of their equipment, such as the Preg-Tone II Plus by Renco. This tester confirms that a sow is pregnant in less than 30 seconds by emitting a loud sound. This does not hurt the sow or her litter. Gestation crates and piglet nursery crates are other types of breeding equipment.