Concepts and consequences surrounding the weaning process
'Weaning the Pig: Concepts and Consequences' is a new book,written by acknowledged experts from around the world, that addresses the major issues surrounding the weaning process, both for piglets and the breeding herd, in modern-day pig production.
The post-weaned pig presents many challenges to the manager, stockperson and nutritionist, and as such is a critical phase in the overall production system. Numerous challenges are also faced by the sow, which is required to be rebred as soon as possible after weaning.
This book draws together summaries of research dealing with both piglets and the sow, and is a unique book in this regard. Accordingly, the material presented covers in detail the following areas associated with the weaning process: growth of the weaned pig, nutritional management in preparation for weaning, behavioural changes and adaptations around weaning, voluntary feed intake, digestive physiology, modulation of small intestinal integrity, the intestinal microflora and diarrhoeal diseases after weaning, intestinal immunity, nutritional requirements and intestinal requirements of the weaned pig, environmental and housing issues after weaning, saving and rearing supernumery and underprivileged piglets, and productivity and longevity of the weaned sow.
Ideal reference for all professions associated with the pig industry, and is invaluable as a text for students at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
SECTION ONE: Introduction
SECTION TWO: Growth of the weaned pig
SECTION THREE: Nutritional management of the pig in preparation for weaning
SECTION FOUR: Behavioural changes and adaptations associated with weaning
SECTION FIVE: Metabolic and endocrine changes around weaning
SECTION SIX: Factors affecting the voluntary feed intake of the weaned pig
SECTION SEVEN: Digestive physiology of the weaned pig
SECTION EIGHT: Diet-mediated modulation of small intestinal integrity in weaned piglets
SECTION NINE: Interactions between the intestinal microflora, diet and diarrhoea and their influences on piglet health in the immediate post-weaning period
SECTION TEN: Aspects of intestinal immunity in the pig around weaning
SECTION ELEVEN: Nutritional requirements of the weaned pig
SECTION TWELVE: Intestinal nutrient requirements in weanling pigs
SECTION THIRTEEN: Environmental requirements and housing of the weaned pig
SECTION FOURTEEN: Saving and rearing underprivileged and supernumerary piglets and improving their health at weaning
SECTION FIFTEEN: Productivity and longevity of weaned sows
List of authors
Publisher: Wageningen Academic Publishers
This book weighs: 960g
|Rest of World||£9.50|
Control of Pig Reproduction IX
By H. Rodriguez-Martinez, N.M. Soede and W.L. Flowers
Modern Animal Production
By Sylvie Andrieu and Helen Warren
Finishing Pigs & Health
By Varkens en Gezondheid B.V.
By Marrit van Engen
By Kees Scheepens and Marrit of Engen
Sustainable Animal Production
By edited by A. Aland and F. Madec
Voluntary Feed Intake In Pigs
By Edited by David Torrallardona and Eugeni Roura
Weaning The Pig
By J.R.Pluske, J.Le Dividich, M.W.A.Verstegen
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