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Paradigms In Pig Science

Edited by J Wiseman, M Varley, S McOrist & B Kemp

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Author(s): Edited by J Wiseman, M Varley, S McOrist & B Kemp

About The Book

Regular meetings on Pig Science held at the University of Nottingham within the Easter School series, have become an established part of the international conference calendar with gatherings held every 4-5 years. Principles of Pig Science was held in 1993; Progress in Pig Science in 1997 and Perspectives in Pig Science in 2002. The latest meeting was held in July 2007, to coincide with the Chinese Year of the Pig, named Paradigms in Pig Science.
The name has in fact raised many eyebrows and caused many to reach for their dictionaries !
It is felt that this represents our most ambitious meeting to date. We have invited a total of 28 presenters who are regarded both nationally and internationally as experts in their respective field. The recent opening of the School of Veterinary Medicine and Science at the Sutton Bonington Campus, University of Nottingham, has allowed us to widen the subjects covered.
The meeting is organized by Prof Julian Wiseman, Dr Steve McOrist (Nottingham), Dr Mike Varley (SCA Provimi) and Prof Bas Kemp (Wageningen). It is arranged into several sessions, being:

  • Global trends, emerging markets and future prospects
  • Technology transfer (in increasingly important aspect of pig R&D)
  • Health
  • Genetics
  • Reproduction
  • Carcass
  • Nutrition

These proceedings should appeal to a broad cross-section of colleagues in pig science, research, development and technology transfer. As such it is expected that the proceedings will be of considerable interest to anyone even remotely interested in 'pigs'. Scientists / University personnel, students, practitioners and policy-makers should find a wealth of information in this book.

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Author Edited by J Wiseman, M Varley, S McOrist & B Kemp
Availability In Print
Dimensions Unknown
Extent 550 pp
ISBN 9781904761563
Publication date 2007
Book Type Hardcover


  • The ups and downs of the global pig market
  • Perspectives in world meat production, 2007 to 2015
  • How large systems make health decisions
  • Housing and environment for growing pigs
  • From sustainability to sustained ability: strategy for continuous professional development within the pig production industry in England
  • Co-operative farm group issues
  • Liquid feeding: a technology that can deliver benefits to producer profitability, pig health & welfare, environment, food safety and meat quality
  • A practical approach to health controls and risk management in the pig breeding pyramid
  • Pig respiratory bacterial pathogens: bacterial overview and vaccine trends
  • Trends in pig farming in China and south-east Asia
  • Idiosyncrasies of piglet lipid metabolism and their relationship to postnatal mortality
  • Consequences of selection for litter size on piglet development
  • Artificial insemination and embryo transfer in the modern pig industry - an applied commercial approach
  • Future breeding policies from an applied perspective
  • Reproductive biotechnology in pigs: what will remain?
  • Minority breeds
  • Influence of nutritional factors on placental growth and piglet imprinting
  • Gilt management, oocyte quality and embryo survival
  • Intermittent suckling: tackling lactational anoestrus and alleviating weaning risks for piglets
  • Ad libitum feeding of gestating sows
  • Fundamental aspects of meat science - tenderisation
  • Compensatory growth in pigs: effects on performance, protein turnover and meat quality
  • Selection for carcase quality
  • Farmingnet, the best way to a higher yield
  • Commodity futures
  • Nutritional value of co-products from vegetable food industry
  • Food intake and performance of pigs during health, disease and recovery
  • In vitro characterization of starch digestion and its implications for pigs
  • Index

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