Whittemore's Science and Practice of Pig ProductionThird Edition
Edited by: ILIAS KYRIAZAKIS (SAC, Midlothian) and Colin Whittemore (The University of Edinburgh)
USA: Jan 2006
704 pages, 254 illustrations.
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.
This edition includes:
Updated versions of existing chapters;
Completely revised and new sections on: Pig meat and carcass quality, Reproduction, The maintenance of health, Nutritional value of protein and amino acids in feed stuffs, Value of fats and oils in pig diets, Product marketing, Environmental management, Simulation modelling;
Input from international authorities;
Many tables, diagrams, photographs and figures.
TopTable of Contents
Preface and acknowledgements
Chapter 1 Introduction
Chapter 2 Pig meat and carcass quality
Chapter 3 Growth and body composition changes in pigs
Chapter 4 Reproduction
Chapter 5 Pig behaviour and welfare
Chapter 6 Development and improvement of pigs by genetic selection
Chapter 7 The maintenance of health
Chapter 8 Energy value of feedstuffs for pigs
Chapter 9 Nutritional value of proteins and amino acids in feedstuffs for pigs
Chapter 10 Value of fats and oils in pig diets
Chapter 11 Energy and protein requirements for maintenance, growth and reproduction
Chapter 12 Requirements for water, minerals and vitamins
Chapter 13 Appetite and voluntary feed intake
Chapter 14 Diet formulation
Chapter 15 Optimisation of feed supply to growing pigs and breeding sows
Chapter 16 Product marketing
Chapter 17 Environmental management of pigs
Chapter 18 Production performance monitoring
Chapter 19 Simulation modelling
Chapter 20 Conclusion