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Manual of Pig Production in the Tropics

Handbook / Manual

By: H Serres

CABI Publishing

Paperback | Sep 1992 | #5230 | ISBN: 0851987842
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The pig is one of the earliest domesticated animals, and plays an integral part in a number of peasant economies in the tropics, for example in Oceania and South East Asia. In several African countries and others such as Thailand, increasingly intensive pig production has played a significant role in overall economic growth and the feeding of an expanding urban population. Furthermore, although in some circumstances pigs do compete with humans for food resources, they are very versatile at utilizing byproducts and wastes that are not suitable for human consumption. There is theretofore considerable potential for developing pig production in the tropics, and this book provides an accessible guide to the subject for students, farmers and advisory workers.


Part 1 General characteristics of the pig: morphology; elements of anatomy; fundamentals of physiology diseases. Part 2 Systems of pig production: choice of breed and selection; buildings; feeding. Part 3 Production: piglet production; fattening; economic management of pig production; organization of production. Part 4 Recommended international codes of practice for antemortem and postmortem judgement of slaughter animals and meat, and for hygienic practice for fresh meat.

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