Swine Disorders guide
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Swine Disorders guide

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This guide is a collection of key data and practical recommendations that turn it into a reference handbook for pig farmers, technicians and workers on swine operations. With the help of the tables and diagrams included in this guide, the people in charge of caring for pigs will be able to search for the standard parameters relating to production, pig flow and the main clinical signs of swine diseases. In addition, the control lists may be used as a starting point for the identification of disease outbreaks on pig production and breeding farms. All this information is completed with recommendations from John Carr, an international swine consultant.

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. Reproduction issues Enhancing litter size Courtship sequence Signs of oestrus Reasons for missed heats Analysis of the farrowing rate Pregnancy diagnosis Foetal age estimation Weaning to breeding interval 2nd litter size drop Breeding calendar Pig flow idealised 2. Disorders of the pig Clinical signs for stockpeople What are the major clinical signs? Health alarm list Compromised pig decision tree Euthanasia methods Disorders of pigs with age Checklist for the farrowing area – indoors Checklist for the farrowing area – outdoors Checklist for the nursery Checklists for the grow/finish area Checklist for the breeding/gestation area Notifiable diseases Zoonotic diseases Protocol to follow if you suspect an exotic disease 3. General ideas Tail biting and other vices Pre-weaning Scour protocols Post-weaning scour protocols Meningitis – Streptococcus suis investigation Post-weaning feeding enhancement APP – Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae investigation Gilt litters vs. sow litter expectations Cross-suckling Enhancing piglet weaning weights Forward fostering routines Nursery patterns and consequences Factors affecting the yield of pig meat What is a P2 measurement Dead weight to live weight conversion Carbon footprint Manager’s weekly report Manager’s timetable 
  • Idioma Inglés
  • Autor/es John Carr
  • Año de edición 2014
  • Nº Páginas 116
  • Encuadernación Hard cover. Wire-o
  • Tamaño 11 X 20