The basic stockmandship guide
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The basic stockmandship guide

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This guide is presented as a series of advice sheets, some of which can be used around the farm, that provide rapid information in a format easily understood by every member of the farm team. There are sheets to aid the stockmanship as well as the checking and auditing of biosecurity standards that are considered as the foundation stone of health on a pig farm. Other important aspects such as medicine, feeding, water, temperature, ventilation and flooring issues are explained in a very didactic manner.

Dr. John Carr

John started learning the ropes about pigs at the age of 11. He qualified as a veterinarian in 1982 by the University of Liverpool. After 5 years in general practice he returned to university to complete a Leverhulme residency in pigs and a PhD in urinary tract problems of pigs at Liverpool, where he specialized in microbiology and pathology.

He has taught production medicine to veterinarians and farmers throughout the world through positions at several universities in the UK -Liverpool and Royal Veterinary College, London, and in the US -North Carolina and Iowa State- and in Western Australia at Murdoch. John runs a consultancy practice with clients in North America, Europe, Asia, Australia and Africa. John specialises in maintaining the health of pigs through promoting excellence in stockmanship and production practices while controlling the cost of production. He has published several books and more than 200 refereed and non refereed articles.

1. General Pigs, hogs and swine -The basics Stockmanship - The basics Breeds of pigs - Introduction Guide to flow expectations Guide to cost per kg breakdown Pig farm targets per 100 sows Targets - Profit based approach Farm costs Conversion tables Haematology, biochemistry, temperature, urine and semen Areas and volumes Descriptions of directions around a pig How many animals do we need to test? 2. Biosecurity Threats to a pig unit Biosecurity examination Movement of pathogens between farms Pressure washing High health unit security Unit security Gilt and boar introduction Loss of maternal antibody protection 3. Medicine Medicine control and storage Antimicrobial use in pigs Vaccines in pigs Needle use Disposal of expired medicines, syringes and needles Injectable dose rates Feed residue avoidance and storage hygiene 4. Feeding issues Checklist for feeding pigs Major pig dietary components Guide to nutrient requirements Growth rates Daily feed intakes Farrowing house, feeding regime Stotfold lactation feed scale Enhancing lactation feed intake Dry/gestating sow feeding regimes The condition score Weight estimation Pig’s body dimensions Feeding space allowance Feed usage guide Feeder management Age of soiled feed 5. Water issues Checklist for water issues Water cleaning and maintenance Water use and slurry production Water quality guide 6. Air, temperature and ventilation issues Ventilation maintenance routines Lying patterns Ambient air - temperature requirements Thermal control Effect of wind direction on air movement within an ACNV house Insulation Air pollutants Cooling systems for pigs 7. Flooring issues Checklist for the floor Stocking densities Farrowing crate sizes Slats, steps and gates 
  • Idioma Inglés
  • Autor/es John Carr
  • Año de edición 2013
  • Nº Páginas 112
  • Encuadernación Hard cover. Wire-o
  • Tamaño 11 X 20

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