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.
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Primary market: veterinary students and veterinary practitioners: those who see pigs frequently and those who deal with pigs on rare occasions


Book information

  • Published: May 2007
  • Imprint: SAUNDERS
  • ISBN: 978-0-7020-2828-1

Table of Contents

1. Clinical examination of the pig
2. Pig population medicine
3. Diseases of the musculoskeletal system
4. Diseases of the respiratory system
5. Diseases of the gastrointestinal system
6. Diseases of the skin
7. Diseases of the central nervous system
8. Diseases of the cardiovascular system
9. Diseases of the urogenital system & udder
10. Reproduction & obstetrics in the pig
11. Polysystemic diseases
12. Outdoor & organic pigs
13. The pet pig
14. Antimicrobial therapeutics
15. Anaesthesia, analgesia & surgical procedures in the pig
16. Sampling, euthanasia & post mortem examination of the pig
17. Haematology & biochemistry of the pig
18. Differential diagnosis in the pig
i) Notifiable diseases in the pig
ii) OIE group a & b pig diseases
iii) Bibliography