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Pig Production: Biological Principles and Applications

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Pig Production: Biological Principles and Applications

John McGlone & Wilson G. Pond

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Author(s): John McGlone & Wilson G. Pond

About The Book

This one of a kind book covers the basics in pig biology from genetics, reproduction, nutrition and growth, to timely and current discussions on human resource management and social farming issues. It combines knowledge of biological studies with opportunities for getting practical experience in the pig production business.

Unlike other texts, this book leads readers to understand the techniques involved in pig production's rapid growth and industry successes, and provides managers of small family farms or corporate establishments with an invaluable resource for applying these strategies and methodologies to boost business and production efficiencies.

Beneficial for introductory through advanced curriculums, training programs, or as a helpful reference, it is an unparalleled source for the basics and beyond in modern pig production.

Additional Information

Author John McGlone & Wilson G. Pond
Availability In Print
Dimensions 236 x 205mm
Extent 390pp
ISBN 9780827384842
Publication date October 2002
Book Type Hardcover

Contents

SECTION I ORIGINS OF THEMODERN PIG AND EVOLUTION OF PRODUCTION SYSTEMS

CHAPTER 1 Domestication and Early History

  • Introduction
  • Phylogeny
  • Early Pig Production in Europe and Asia
  • History of the Pig in North America
  • Current Pig Numbers and Distribution Around the World
  • Disease Threats to Pork Exportation
  • Summary
  • Questions and Activities
  • Literature Cited
  • Internet Resources

CHAPTER 2 Profile, Structure, and Complexity of Modern Pig Production and Marketing in the United States

  • Introduction
  • National and International Competition
  • Modern Pork Production Farms: Farm Styles, Site Layouts, and Production Schedules
  • Summary
  • Questions and Activities
  • Literature Cited
  • Internet Resources

CHAPTER 3 Societal Issues for Pork Production

  • Introduction
  • Challenges and Issues
  • Summary
  • Questions and Activities
  • Internet Resources

SECTION II BIOLOGY OF THE PIG

CHAPTER 4 Applied Anatomy and Physiology Related to Blood Sampling, Hematology, and Immunology

  • Introduction
  • The Pig in Biomedical Research
  • General Anatomy
  • Anatomical References
  • Anatomy and Sampling of the Pig Vascular System
  • The Pig Heart and Blood Supply
  • Immunology
  • Summary
  • Questions and Activities
  • Literature Cited
  • Internet Resources

CHAPTER 5 Reproductive Biology

  • Introduction
  • Anatomy and Physiology of the Pig Reproductive System
  • Behavioral Biology
  • Summary
  • Questions and Activities
  • Literature Cited
  • Additional Readings
  • Internet Resources

CHAPTER 6 Pig Genetics

  • Introduction
  • The Changing Pig
  • Additive versus Nonadditive Gene Action
  • Heterosis
  • Heritability Estimates
  • Genetic Improvement
  • Crossbreeding Systems
  • Molecular Genetics
  • Summary
  • Questions and Activities
  • Literature Cited
  • Internet Resources

CHAPTER 7 Modern Breeds of Pigs

  • Introduction
  • Major U.S. Breeds
  • Less Common U.S. Breeds
  • Uncommon or Specialized U.S. Breeds
  • Commercial Lines
  • Summary
  • Questions and Activities
  • Literature Cited
  • Internet Resources

CHAPTER 8 Growth,Development, and Survival

  • Introduction
  • The Nature of Growth
  • Prenatal Development
  • Postnatal Development
  • Summary
  • Questions and Activities
  • Literature Cited
  • Internet Resources

CHAPTER 9 Pork Composition and Quality

  • Introduction
  • Nutrient Composition of Pork
  • Carcass Measurements and Composition
  • Pork Quality
  • Pork Safety
  • Summary
  • Questions and Activities
  • Literature Cited
  • Internet Resources

SECTION III NUTRITION AND FEEDING

CHAPTER 10 Nutrients, Nutrition, and Life-Cycle Feeding

  • Introduction
  • Nutrients
  • Nutrition
  • Life-Cycle Feeding
  • Summary
  • Questions and Activities
  • Literature Cited
  • Internet Resources

CHAPTER 11 Feed Resources

  • Introduction
  • Energy Sources
  • Protein Sources
  • Summary
  • Questions and Activities
  • Literature Cited
  • Internet Resources

CHAPTER 12 Formulating Diets for Pigs

  • Introduction
  • Important Considerations in Diet Formulation
  • Mechanics of Diet Formulation
  • Effects of Feed Processing on Nutritive Value, Palatability, and Feed Consumption
  • Practical Swine Diets
  • Summary
  • Questions and Activities
  • Literature Cited
  • Internet Resources

SECTION IV HOUSING, ENVIRONMENT, AND NUTRIENTMANAGEMENT

CHAPTER 13 Creating a Comfortable Microenvironment for Pigs

  • Introduction
  • Components of the Microenvironment
  • Summary
  • Questions and Activities
  • Literature Cited
  • Internet Resources

CHAPTER 14 Production Systems for Adult Pigs

  • Introduction
  • Production Systems: Reasonable Choices
  • The Breeding Area
  • Field Data on Gestation and Farrowing Systems
  • Controlled Studies on Gestation and Farrowing Systems
  • Building Designs
  • Summary
  • Questions and Activities
  • Literature Cited
  • Internet Resources

CHAPTER 15 Production Systems for Growing Pigs

  • Introduction
  • Modern-day Changes in Growing Pig Standards
  • Building Styles
  • Alternative Finishing Systems
  • Building and Lot Layouts
  • Standard Pen Layouts
  • Loading Chutes on the Farm
  • Summary
  • Questions and Activities
  • Literature Cited
  • Internet Resources

CHAPTER 16 Waste and Nutrient Management

  • Introduction
  • Manure Management
  • Regulations and Potential for Pollution
  • Manure Nutrient Collection Options
  • Summary
  • Questions and Activities
  • Literature Cited
  • Internet Resources

SECTION V PIG PRODUCTION APPLICATIONS THATMAKE BUSINESS SENSE

CHAPTER 17 Management of the Breeding Herd

  • Introduction
  • Areas of Opportunity
  • Setting Production Targets?22 PPSY Today, 30 PPSY Tomorrow
  • Setting Breeding Targets
  • Seasonal Effects
  • Summary
  • Questions and Activities
  • Literature Cited
  • Internet Resources

CHAPTER 18 Management of Sows and Piglets: Before, During, and After Farrowing

  • Introduction
  • The Interdependence of the Breeding Staff and the Farrowing System
  • Critical Production Variables
  • Management of Physical Assets
  • Management of Three Biological Assets: Sows, Piglets, and People
  • A New Breed of Dedicated Stockperson
  • Summary
  • Questions and Activities
  • Literature Cited
  • Internet Resources

CHAPTER 19 Management of Growing Pigs

  • Introduction
  • Management of the Modern Grower/Finisher Unit
  • Normal Pig Behavior
  • Daily Pig Management
  • Behavioral Problems
  • Handling Pigs
  • Transporting Pigs
  • Summary
  • Questions and Activities
  • Literature Cited
  • Internet Resources

CHAPTER 20 Management of Pig Health

  • Introduction
  • Approaches to Ensuring Pig Health
  • Herd Health Program
  • Infectious and Noninfectious Diseases
  • Summary
  • Questions and Activities
  • Literature Cited
  • Internet Resources

SECTION VI APPENDIXES

APPENDIX A Human Resources and Pork Industry Directory

APPENDIX B Glossary/Pig Dictionary

INDEX

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