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Progress in Pig Science

Edited By: J Wiseman, M A Varley and J P Chadwick

Nottingham University Press

Hardback | #112901 | ISBN-13: 9781897676264
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This extensive volume provides the reader with a highly detailed and comprehensive review of the current developments in the increasingly important field of pig science. Thirty papers by highly respected authorities from around the world are included, covering a wide variety of pig science topics ranging from the more fundamental molecular sciences through to applications in the market place. It will, therefore, appeal to all involved in matters porcine. " invaluable source of pig knowledge in a fast-moving technical industry." - "Pig Industry Magazine".


Progress in pig gene mapping Multi-trait selection for immune response Changing technologies and selection criteria Marker assisted selection in commercial pig breeding programmes Immunological development and mucosal defence in the pig intestine Gut development and regulation Behavioural perspectives on weaning in domestic pigs Post-weaning respiratory and enteric syndromes of the pig Behaviour and choice feeding Predicting feed intake in growing pigs Thermo-regulation Crop biotechnology for feed improvement Control of ovulation Embryo survival and prolificacy Seasonality and reproduction Nutrition / endocrine interactions in the female pig Nutrition of the rearing gilt and sow Management of reproduction European approach to GATT Environmental effects on pig handling behaviour and carcass quality Developments in assessment of aroma and flavour Protein and fat metabolism in muscle and adipose tissue - its influence upon meat quality Controlled atmosphere packing Probes and robots for on-line evaluation of pork Environmental impact of pollutants from pig farming and current legislative developments Pollution issues in pig operations and the influence of nutrition, housing and manure handling Building design and the built environment Environment / disease interactions Management of large units Impact of immune system activation on pig growth and amino acid needs Posters Index

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