Pigman's Handbook of Problem Solving


By Gerry Brent
ISBN:
PUBLISHED: 2010
PAGES: 192
BINDING: Hardback PPC
SIZE: 235x165 mm
INSIDE: 29 colour photographs 29 flow charts & graphs 13 tables

This comprehensive book is essential reading for all those responsible for the achievement of high levels of output from pig units. Focusing on the complexity of accurately identifying the real causes of performance problems, the book emphasizes the importance of realistically appraising all the available evidence, including pig unit data and observation, before reaching firm conclusions.

The author discusses all the main performance issues that commonly affect pig enterprises: for example, low litter sizes, high levels of stillborn pigs, high post-weaning mortality rates, slow growth rates, low feed intakes, and high feed conversion ratios. He analyses each problem in detail at every stage and examines a range of possibilities before guiding the reader towards the most likely cause, and the most appropriate course of action. In the context of general animal health and nutrition, he identifies related issues and recommends when it is appropriate to consult specialists in these fields.

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