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THE ECONOMICS OF PIG PRODUCTION - 14.95 - Bob Ridgeon

A detailed survey of pig production as monitored by the Cambridge Pig Management Scheme over the period 1946-91. Examinations and comparisons of stock and management systems are followed by broad conclusions on unit production and efficiency.

Hardback 234 x 156mm 275 pages 140 tables
ISBN 0 85236 269 2 1st pub 1993

OUTDOOR PIG PRODUCTION - 13.95 - Keith Thornton

Analyses the potential for outdoor units in the light of current technological changes, and examines the financial background to outdoor pig farming. Includes practical details of the everyday routines involved in running an outdoor unit.

Hardback 216 x 138mm 224 pages 32 photographs
ISBN 0 85236 178 5 1st pub 1988 Amended 1990

PIGMANIA - 3.95 - Emil van Beest

Crazy cartoons about pigs and pig farming by Holland's leading agricultural cartoonist.

Paperback 144 x 210mm 96 pages 92 cartoons
ISBN 0 85236 167 X 1st pub 1987

PRACTICAL OUTDOOR PIG PRODUCTION (video) - 14.95 inc VAT - Keith Thornton

Three outdoor units are visited to identify the main factors to be considered when starting up or running such enterprises. Keith Thornton gives clear recommendations and advice of benefit to every outdoor pig farmer.

VHS Video 40 minutes Released 1993
ISBN 0 85236 249 8

ANY FOOL CAN BE A PIG FARMER - 4.95 - James Robertson

A classic account of a naive newcomer stumbling into the world of farming. James Robertson was amazed to find that his pigs bit him, gave him lice and, worst of all, could easily outwit him.

Paperback 216 x 138mm 156 pages 10 cartoons
ISBN 0 85236 196 3 1st pub 1975 2nd edition 1981 (reissued in paperback 1989)

PIG DISEASES (6th edition) - 15.00 - David Taylor

A detailed reference book, aimed at the veterinary surgeon or student and pig unit manager. David Taylor describes a wide range of infirmities affecting pigs in intensive units, and suggests methods of treatment and control. Comprehensive details of viral, bacterial, fungal and parasitic diseases are given together with symptoms and treatment for nutritional, congenital and hereditary conditions. Reproductive disorders, accidents, poisonings, lameness and other injuries are dealt with, and a guide to differential diagnosis is included. David Taylor MA, PhD, Vet MB, MRCVS is Senior Lecturer in Veterinary Microbiology at Glasgow University.

Paperback 210 x 146mm 314 pages 1st pub 1979 6th edition 1995
ISBN 0 9506932 5 1 (published by the author)

A COLOUR ATLAS OF DISEASES AND DISORDERS OF THE PIG - 79.00 - W J Smith, D J Taylor, R H C Penny

An outstanding reference book from leading veterinary surgeons in this field, containing almost 700 colour photographs which illustrate clinical signs such as skin changes and behavioural adaptations. Covers all the classic infectious diseases worldwide and highlights disorders with multi-factorial origins. The importance of practical observation is stressed throughout.

Hardback 260 x 192mm 192 pages 682 colour photographs
ISBN 0 7234 0996 X 1st pub 1990 Wolfe Publications

THE PIGMAN'S HANDBOOK - 13.95 - Gerry Brent

Describes in detail the day-to-day running of a pig farm. Includes advice on the best routines and practices to ensure maximum productivity and good health on any pig unit.

Hardback 216 x 138mm 256 pages 13 photographs
ISBN 0 85236 170 X 1st pub 1982 2nd edition 1987

STOCKMANSHIP: Improving the Care of the Pig and other Livestock - 14.95 - P R English, G Burgess, R S Cochran, J Dunne

A helpful and easy-to-read book which stresses the importance of stockmanship and the benefits which will accrue to the animals, the farm business and the stockperson as a result of good stockmanship.

Hardback 234 x 156mm 220 pages 60 photographs (35 colour)
ISBN 0 85236 236 6 30 figures - 1st pub 1992

THE GROWING AND FINISHING PIG - 21.95 - P R English, V R Fowler, S H Baxter, W J Smith

Lucidly written with the needs of the producer continually in mind, this book explores the many interlinked factors that control the efficiency of pig growth from weaning to slaughter. Details how best to manipulate genotype, nutrition, housing, climatic control, management and stockmanship to achieve high standards of health, welfare and efficiency in producing pigmeat of high quality. Accepted globally as the classic in the field.

Hardback 234 x 156mm 576 pages 120 photographs (34 colour) - 100 figures - 150 tables
ISBN 0 85236 138 6 1st pub 1988 Amended 1996