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Handbook of Pig Medicine

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


Published: May 2007

Imprint: Saunders

ISBN: 978-0-7020-2828-1


  • Preface
    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


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