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Perspectives In Pig Science

Editor(s): J Wiseman, MA Varley and B Kemp

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Editor(s): J Wiseman, MA Varley and B Kemp

About The Book

Following the success of Principles of Pig Science and Progress in Pig Science, this volume also covers a broad range of topics of critical importance to pig scientists and producers. Perspectives in Pig Science brings together papers by some of the world's leading authorities, in five key areas: breeding and genetics; management; marketing and meat quality; health and welfare; reproduction and reproductive management, and nutrition.

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Author Editor(s): J Wiseman, MA Varley and B Kemp
Availability In Print
Dimensions Unknown
Extent 548pp
ISBN 9781897676196
Publication date December 2002
Book Type Mixedmediaproduct


  • Introduction
  • Current status of the global pig industry
  • Genetic selection for litter size and neonatal / pre-weaning survival
  • Genotype environment interactions
  • Prospectives in pig genetics
  • Pig meat production markets
  • Integrated planning for future developments in pig businesses
  • Developments of organic pig production systems
  • Nutritional management of integrated pig units , raw materials, formulations,feed distribution
  • Biochemical basis for meat quality
  • Immunological aspects of Post-Weaning
  • Multisystemic Wasting Syndrome
  • Welfare of the Neonate
  • Environmental issues in the newly-weaned piglet
  • Coping strategies in group-housed animals
  • Strategies for the control of on-farm epidemics
  • Insemination strategies
  • Placental development, efficiency and embryonic mortality
  • Physiological developments in the gilt
  • Lifetime performance of the sow
  • Nutritional influences on gut physiology post- weaning
  • Control of food intake in pigs and its relation to health
  • Transition feeding systems postweaning
  • Nutritional modelling in large scale commercial units
  • Nutritional influences of fibre on growth
  • Index

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