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Pig Health

1st Edition

By John Carr, Shih-Ping Chen, Joseph F. Connor, Roy Kirkwood, Joaquim Segalés

CRC Press

498 pages | 1598 Color Illus.

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Hardback: 9781498704724
pub: 2018-05-07
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pub: 2018-04-17
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Key features:

  • Contains the contributions of international experts from the UK, USA, Australia, Spain and Taiwan
  • Includes over 1,500 high-quality illustrations
  • Maintaining the health of pigs is vital in pig farming and production. This new book written by experts from around the world focuses on the health of pigs, first with coverage of the disorders of pigs organised by clinical sign and body system. The book explores environmental medicine and then health maintenance. Treatment options are discussed, emphasizing a reduction in antimicrobial use and an increased awareness of a holistic approach to treatment. The book includes over 1,500 high-quality illustrations to enhance the clinical description, as well as a wealth of high-quality videos to test the reader in making differential diagnoses with treatment options. Quizzes at the end of each section also encourage reflective learning.

    Clinical examination of the individual pig and groups are covered along with environmental medicine, making this the ideal reference for veterinary practitioners and students. Those interested in population medicine (poultry, aquaculture, cattle and small ruminant and apiaries) will particularly enjoy the holistic approach to veterinary medicine. All those who appreciate the many talents of pigs will enjoy the practical approach to managing the health of their animals.

    This book moves veterinary science forward, promoting health rather than treating disease. It will be your number one reference for keeping your pigs healthy.



    Pig Health is very good: clear and concise, and very practical. It is exactly what I need!

    - Dr Lu Chengjie, Best Genetics Group, China

    Overall, I believe this is a reasonably priced book that will be a good international resource for those interested in clinical swine practice and health.

    - Alejandro Ramirez, Iowa State University, USA in JAVMA, Vol 253, No. 6, September 2018

    Table of Contents

    Clinical Examination. Reproductive Disorders. Respiratory and Cardiovascular Disorders. Intestinal Disorders. Locomotor and Muscular Disorders. Neurological Disorders. Urinary Disorders. Lymphatic Disorders. Skin Disorders. Environmental Medicine. Health Maintenance.

    About the Authors

    John Carr, Senior Lecturer James Cook University, Australia

    Shih Ping Chen, Principal Researcher, Agriucultural Technology Research Institute, Taiwan, ROC

    Joseph F. Connor, Partner. Carthage Veterinary Service, Ltd, USA. CM group China.

    Roy Kirkwood, Associate Professor, Swine Production Medicine, University of Adelaide, Australia

    Joaquim Segalés, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, and Centre de Recerca en Sanitat Animal – IRTA

    Subject Categories

    BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
    MEDICAL / Veterinary Medicine / Food Animal