Handbook of Pig Medicine
- Peter Jackson, BVM&S, MA, DVM&S, FRCVS, University Physician in Veterinary Clinical Medicine, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
- Peter Cockcroft, MA, MSc, VetMB, DCHP, DipECBHM, DVM&S, MRCVS, Senior Lecturer (Farm Animal) at The Queen's Veterinary School Hospital, University of Cambridge, UK; Medicine; RCVS Specialist (Dairy); European Veterinary Specialist (Bovine Health Management); Member of Institute Learning and Teaching
Filling a much needed place in veterinary medicine, Handbook of Pig Medicine provides the knowledge needed to recognize, diagnose, treat and control pig diseases in practice. The book includes high quality illustrations which, where appropriate, complement written descriptions of clinical signs. It deals with medical, surgical and reproductive problems in pigs. Clinical examination of the individual pig and the investigation of herd problems are covered in detail, along with a study on pig population medicine. Each body system is considered with special attention to clinical signs, diagnosis and treatment. Additionally, chapters in the book discuss obstetrics, pig haematology and biochemistry as well as differential diagnosis. Other topics discussed, include organic and outdoor pigs; problems of the pet pig, sampling, euthanasia and post-mortem examination.
Primary market: veterinary students and veterinary practitioners: those who see pigs frequently and those who deal with pigs on rare occasions