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Growth of the Pig

Edited By: GR Hollis

CABI Publishing

Hardback | Dec 1993 | #33185 | ISBN: 0851988563
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NHBS Price: £55.00 $70/€66 approx

About this book

Growth and development are obvious limiting factors in animal production. This book reviews current knowledge of the growth and development of the pig. It covers basic aspects of developmental processes and environmental influences and their application to pig production. It describes new approaches to our understanding of biological mechanisms that will permit producers to increase protein while decreasing fat in food products, and improve control of muscling, growth and muscle partitioning. The potential for genetic improvement as a result of mapping the pig genome is also described. The book is based on papers presented by research workers at the Pork Industry Conference on Swine Growth, held in November 1992.


Contents

Growth regulation with particular reference to the pig, P.J. Reeds et al; physiology and principles of muscle growth, J. Novakofki and R.H. McCusker; endocrine regulation of porcine adipose tissue development - cellular and metabolic aspects, G.J. Hausman and D.B. Hausman; mapping genes for growth and development, L.B. Schook and P.A. Clamp; the physical environment and swine growth, S.E. Curtis; the social environment and swine growth, H.W. Gonyou; why sick animals don't grow - an immunological explanation, K.W. Kelley et al; nutrition and growth - the concept and application of an ideal protein for swine growth, D.H. Baker et al; evaluating pork carcasses for composition and quality, R.G. Kauffman and R.D. Warner; strategies for improving swine grwoth, M.B. Wheeler and B.R. White; use of exogenous agents to regulate growth composition, D.H. Beermann; factors affecting the eating quality of pork, M. Ellis and F.K. McKeith.

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