Handbook of Pig Medicine - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780702028281, 9780702035005

Handbook of Pig Medicine

1st Edition

Authors: Peter Jackson Peter Cockcroft
eBook ISBN: 9780702035005
Paperback ISBN: 9780702028281
Imprint: Saunders Ltd.
Published Date: 18th May 2007
Page Count: 308

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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.

Key Features

  • Written by two experienced clinicians and clinical teachers
  • Succinct, reader-friendly text intended for quick and effective use
  • Over 250 high quality colour illustrations support the text
  • Detailed description of clinical examination of pigs - an essential part of diagnosis
  • Provides students and clinicians with the knowledge and the skills to deal with pig patients effectively

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


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About the Author

Peter Jackson

Affiliations and Expertise

University Physician in Veterinary Clinical Medicine, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK

Peter Cockcroft

Affiliations and Expertise

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