The science and practice of pig production has changed rapidly over recent decades; new husbandry practices, new understandings of growth, reproduction and health, new appreciations of welfare and environmental impact, new nutritional approaches, and modern reproductive and genetic techniques have all come into being, together with the emergence of new health challenges. Now in its third edition, this long established reference book on the management, breeding, feeding, nutrition, health and welfare of pigs has been fully revised to provide clear and current information on both the practical and scientific aspects of the pig industry. With the help of a new panel of international experts and a senior editor, the overall structure now contains input from international centres across Europe and North America. 705 p.
- Ilias Kyriazakis, BVet Med, MSc, PhD, MRCVS, Professor, Head of Department. Scottish Agricultural College, Midlothian (Scotland), Animal Nutrition and Health Department.
- Colin T. Whittemore, NDA, BSc, PhD, DSc, FIBiol, FRSE, Professor of Agriculture and Rural Economy. University of Edinburgh (Scotland).
Publication date (print): 2006-02
ISBN (print): 978-1-4051-2448-5
ISBN (eBook): 978-1-4051-7353-7