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Pig Ailments: Recognition and Treatment by Mark White

Pig Ailments: Recognition and Treatment by Mark White

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This clearly written, non-technical book is essential reading for all those who own, or care for pigs. It covers all the principal diseases and abnormalities that occur in pigs.

Written by an experienced veterinary surgeon and acknowledged specialist in pig medicine, it's a well-illustrated guide to the ailments experienced by the pig, both as an individual and on a herd basis. Treatment, control and prevention of each condition are outlined.

Pig Ailments: Recognition and Treatment covers all the principal diseases of breeding animals, both male and female. It examines all major pig ailments and considers their clinical signs and diagnosis as well as their treatment, prevention and control. Discusses those aspects of pig management that have an impact on the incidence of disease and which lead to a reduction in the productivity of the breeding herd.

About the author

Mark White is a Member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, with whom he is registered as a 'Specialist in Pig Medicine'. In 1993 he was the youngest veterinary surgeon to acquire the Royal College's Diploma in Pig Medicine. Mark is a specialist in pig diseases, a veterinary advisor on the subject and writes extensively for scholarly veterinary publications.

Book details

Hardcover
168 pages
Publisher
The Crowood Press Ltd
Publication date
August 2005
ISBN-10
1861267878
ISBN-13
9781861267870

Comments

Namuddu Agnes

Wednesday 7 August, 2013 at 5:44pm

NEED ADVISE ON PIG FARMING BECAUSE AM PLANNING TO INVEST IN IT.

Eliassy

Wednesday 4 September, 2013 at 3:23pm

how can I prepaire for pig keeping?that's in terms of construction of suitable pen,condition of temprature,feeding,how to avoid alments,cure and what is the best bleed to be raired?please help me coz I want to inback myself into this project.

Makiika Apollo

Wednesday 4 September, 2013 at 5:37pm

Namuddu, the best way to begin piggery is to start with a few, learn from them then grow in the farming. Piggery needs Patience. Apollo Makiika.

Mzingula

Friday 6 September, 2013 at 10:14am

In most cases in developing countries,pig producers have litle or no knowledge on it,what if you could release a book freely on line?my self i need to know how to keep them

Makiika Apollo

Sunday 8 September, 2013 at 6:04am

Hello Mzingula

Thanks for that inspirational advise. I have a PowerPoint presentation that I use to train farmers in my town of Soroti-Uganda. You can give me your email and I will send it to you. Apollo

Ras

Thursday 10 October, 2013 at 11:23am

Hie Apollo

I would appreciate getting a copy of your PP presentation on pig farming. Im from Zimbabwe

Makiika Apollo

Friday 11 October, 2013 at 8:39am

Hello Ras, I need your contacts and I will send it to you.

emmanuel

Saturday 16 November, 2013 at 11:18am

want to know how to manufacture pig feed.

Makiika Apollo

Sunday 17 November, 2013 at 7:12am

Emmanuel, in response to your question, there are many theories on the internet about making pig food. But most of these recipes are applicable to developed countries and are very expensive to African countries that are developing.

The pig can utilize wide variety of feed stuffs viz. Grains, forages, damaged feeds and garbage and convert them into valuable nutritious meat. Feeding of damaged grains, garbage and other home wastes reduce the stress of buying food stuffs hence spending less or no money on food.

I do pick egg shells from restaurants and hotels, fry them and crush them, mix them in the maize and rice brand. Eggshells add calcium to the pig. I also mix in fried soya bean four for proteins.

another recipe is collecting banana peelings, boil them and add molasses. Its a great meal for pigs. In six months a pig is ready for EATING.

I have studied different methods of making pig food but the most appealing methods that are cheap and can be processed with our local foods are found in South Korea and Philippines.

I will share with you more methods that am learning. Apollo.

benjamin

Friday 28 February, 2014 at 8:02pm

Hello Apollo. i have recently started rearing pigs. i have started with two sows, one will be delivering in two months time. I would also request for a copy of the PP slides you use during your training programs. My email address is benjioel [at] gmail.com

Makiika Apollo

Saturday 1 March, 2014 at 3:57pm

Hello Ben ,

Thank you for communicating with me. Check your email for details.

Cynthia mukwamiri

Wednesday 5 March, 2014 at 2:01am

Greetings lm a lady who took over my parents pigs and would like to rear them for selling l however have little infomation on how to rear them . I would appreciate if l can have something to read for guideline. Im in Zimbabwe- Cynthia

Cynthia mukwamiri

Wednesday 5 March, 2014 at 2:05am

My email add is cmukwamiri@gmail.com

Micah

Tuesday 1 April, 2014 at 11:22am

Hi Makiika Apollo i have been doing my research on pig farming for almost a year and am officially starting the business give me some few tips you got om health practices, feeding program ( diy feeds), and other day to day activities and not forgetting expected challenges i might face from now. Thank you.

prisca chinga

Friday 11 April, 2014 at 7:09pm

how can i make cheap pig feed. please help!

Patrick chiwara

Thursday 24 April, 2014 at 9:44pm

I have 6 pigs i want to grow bigger in pig industry what can i do i 'm doing the project in Gutu

elmachigunduru

Monday 26 May, 2014 at 3:15pm

I would like to rear pigs for selling l however have little infomation on how to rear them . I would appreciate if l can have something to read for guideline. Im in South Africa, Port Elizabeth

Ronny

Tuesday 22 July, 2014 at 1:57am

Please Apollo am Ronny in kakiri uganda please can you kindly send me the pp you use in your traing so as i improve my pig producation. I have hens rrabbits and Pigs ( nicoronny@yahoo.co.uk) thanks plz

Mxolisi Hlatshwayo

Thursday 24 July, 2014 at 11:51pm

Hi Apollo

I'm a young energetic gentleman who has all the ability to start the pig rearing project at a domestic level but later to a commercial level. Can u also send me the copy of your training pp. My email is sdohlatshwayo@ymail.com

Kayisire

Sunday 10 August, 2014 at 8:40am

Hey Apollo ? I'm Rwandan youth and I'm interested in pig rearing ! Would you please send me a copy of your Power point? Skituni@yahoo.com That is my e-mail . please forgive me

Cynthia Mukwamiri

Monday 11 August, 2014 at 8:06am

Hie Apollo l requested for your power point presentation on pig rearing lm stil waiting my email add is cmukwamiri@gmail.com

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