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Pig Production Problems: John Gadd's Guide to their Solutions

Handbook / Manual

By: John Gadd

588 pages, Figs, tabs

Nottingham University Press

Hardback | Dec 2003 | #126845 | ISBN: 1897676344
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NHBS Price: £87.00 $111/€103 approx

About this book

Solving problems on pig farms doesn't become any easier with the passage of time. This is an intensely practical book, which deals with pig production problems all over the world. As well as compiling a series of checklists, the author provides the reasons why the actions should be considered and, where available, gives the back-up evidence from trial work. Equally important are the econometrics (cost-effectiveness) of the advice given - the author is a pioneer in this field. Aimed at owners, managers and stockpeople as well as students, veterinarians and commercial advisors, it is written in an easy, no-nonsense style. The book contains a lifetime's experience of tackling problems on over 3,000 pig farms in 23 countries from one of the world's most travelled pig consultants.


Contents

New terminology for the future Common problems with records Dealing with a cash crisis Risk management Mostly about people - you, your stockpeople and the people we deal with commercially Another string to your bow? Partnerships Franchising Choosing a gilt Culling strategy Empty days Seasonal infertility Litter size Birth weights Biosecurity Ventilation Stocking density Wrong mucking / pen fouling Problems with hot weather Stress and stressors Immunity Mycotoxins Legs and lameness Growth rate Food conversion Pig mixing Tail biting Prolapse: rectal, vaginal, cervical The post weaning check to growth Glossary Index

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Biography

JOHN GADD has been involved solely in pig production for 40 years both at commercial and grass-roots levels, and has been writing about pigs for 34 years with over 2,500 technical articles and papers published to date.

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