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1 Introduction
2 Pig keeping systems
2.1 Free-range 'scavenging' pig keeping
2.2 Semi-intensive pig keeping
2.3 Small-scale intensive pig keeping
3 Housing
3.1 Climate
3.2 Technical requirements for good housing
3.3 Feeding and water troughs
3.4 Sizes of pens and runs
3.5 Housing the sow and her piglets
3.6 Housing fattening pigs
3.7 Using liquid manure and dung
4 Pig breeding
4.1 Managing the sows
4.2 Selecting and working the boar
4.3 The birth and care of the new-born piglets
4.4 Problems related to the birth
4.5 Rearing motherless piglets by hand
4.6 Looking after and weaning piglets
4.7 Record-keeping
5 Fertility disorders
5.1 Poor oestrus show in sows
5.2 Diseases leading to fertility disorders
6 Pig feeding
6.1 Introduction
6.2 Nutritional requirements
6.3 Sources of energy, protein, minerals and vitamins
6.4 Feeding in practice
6.5 Feeding pigs, from weaning onwards
6.6 Feeding a sow and her piglets
7 Diseases, prevention and control
7.1 Prevention by promoting natural resistance
7.2 Disease-causing organisms
7.3 The use of medicines
7.4 Parasitic diseases
7.6 Viral diseases
7.7 Feed-related diseases
7.8 Sunstroke
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Published by: Benjamin Oti on Jun 30, 2011
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