This is a fully comprehensive handbook providing a clear and informative guide to the management, health and welfare of pigs. Practical elements of the text are derived from worldwide knowledge of production practices at farm level, while scientific aspects are dealt with in depth to allow full understanding. The information is presented in a style that encourages both practical and scientific reference. The text is illustrated throughout with tables, diagrams, photographs and figures, and the information is clearly presented, enabling immediate scientific and practical use.
|Product dimensions:||7.05(w) x 9.93(h) x 1.61(d)|
Table of Contents
Preface and acknowledgements; Introduction; Pig meat and carcass quality; Growth and body composition changes in pigs; Reproduction; Pig behaviour and welfare; Development and improvement of pigs by genetic selection; Disease prevention; Energy value of feedstuffs for pigs; Nutritional value of proteins and amino acids in feedstuffs for pigs; Value of fats in pig diets; Energy and protein requirements for maintenance, growth and reproduction; Requirements for water, minerals and vitamins; Appetite, voluntary feed intake and digestion enhancers; Diet formulation; Optimisation of feed supply to growing pigs and breeding sows; Product marketing; The environmental requirements of pigs; Production performance monitoring; Simulation modelling; Conclusion; Index