This handbook complements the former book by the same author, Swine disorders guide, published by Servet in 2014. This new guide is focused on the diagnosis of swine disorders, including clinical examination and clinical signs, and includes a deep review of the main disorders according to their clinical signs.
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This book, written by experts with a wide experience in the field, reviews, in a practical and concise manner, the emerging and reemerging diseases of swine of economic or zoonotic importance, as well as those with an impact that is still to be determined, but against which active and efficient epidemiological surveillance is necessary.
This guide on Lawsonia intracellularis infections in swine describes the epidemiology of the disease and how to achieve good control mechanisms and minimize risks in order to optimize performance and prevent associated losses. Fully illustrated throughout with color images, it makes a useful resource for veterinary and animal science students as well as farm managers and veterinary practitioners.
This book aims at providing an updated overview on the most frequent pathogens responsible for Porcine Respiratory Disease Complex (PRDC), viruses and bacteria, acting in association and mainly potentiating their anatomical and functional effects and worsening the clinical outcome and economic impact. The authors, prestigious and rewarded experts with a wide experience in respiratory diseases in pigs, have focused their efforts on preparing chapters that illustrate the latest information and data on the treated topics, while making them as readable as possible. The book inspires to facilitate comprehension and educational enrichment to the preparation of a well-designed, practical approach.
Good transfer of passive immunity from sows to piglets is crucial to ensure piglet survival on pig farms. This book is intended to help veterinary practitioners work towards this goal, and includes a review of the basics of immunology and vaccination, as well as comprehensive chapters on the immunisation programmes used in sows and on the transfer of passive immunity from sows to piglets.
The spectacular increase that pig production has experienced in recent years has generated a significant demand for information on the management and operation of pig farms. This book aims to update knowledge and showcase the latest developments relating to the management of porcine farrowing units
After providing a comprehensive review of the fundamental aspects of farrowing (physiology, facilities, organization, etc.) in the first volume, in this second volume, the authors focus on the next phase, lactation. From the technical and physiological aspects that affect both the mother and the piglet, to production targets, feeding, health programs on the farm, or personnel management. These are topics that will undoubtedly be helpful in the daily practice of professional veterinary surgeons. As in the previous volume, the authors have achieved a very practical book with rigorous contents, based on their experience and technical literature, accompanied by a large amount of visual material to complement the information given.
Because the prolificacy of sows can now be very high, piglets require special attention to ensure their survival. This book describes the importance of colostrum and its immediate ingestión after farrowing. The energy, immunity,and growth factors contained within make colostrum feeding essential for the optimal development of newborn piglets.
This guide is a visual and practical explanation of what should happen from the moment when you receive the semen from the artificial insemination centre, until the moment when the sow is inseminated, with a focus on the use of refrigerated semen: conservation and management of seminal doses, oestrus detection, identification of the best time for insemination, insemination methods, and hormonal control of oestrus and ovulation.
This handbook is intended to be a useful and practical tool primarily developed for pig production companies, as well as for veterinary practitioners faced with enteric disease affecting piglets in their first days of life. The contents are the result of the joint efforts of highly-regarded specialists with years of experience in the field of enteric diseases in swine..
This practical book thoroughly reviews the current knowledge on salmonellosis in swine, and discusses the difficulty to control Salmonella spp. from a global perspective. It provides information about the actions that can be taken in order to reduce its incidence, with an emphasis on risk factors from feed manufacturing to carcass processing.
A visual and practical guide on swine leptospirosis aimed at field practitioners to assess and review the current situation of this disease. This book, written by an expert with extensive experience in the management of this disease, describes the most relevant aspects of the aetiology, epidemiology, pathogenesis, clinical picture, lesions, diagnosis, treatment and control of the disease.
Artificial insemination (AI) is an indispensable technique on swine farms, and its success depends primarily on semen quality. This handbook covers the key steps necessary to obtain high-quality processed semen and ensure successful AI. Essential practical considerations are clearly detailed in each chapter.
Reproduction represents a key point in the maintenance of the pig sector in terms of production and contributes to the establishment of high levels of swine health. Therefore, useful tools should be provided to veterinary practitioners so as to minimise the impact caused by the most significant disorders/diseases at reproductive level.
Porcine enzootic pneumonia is a chronic respiratory disease responsible for high morbidity rates and great economic losses. This book attempts to update, condense and simplify the large amount of available information about it, including a high number of graphic contents to provide the veterinary surgeon with a handy tool to fully understand, treat, control and prevent this disease.
This book, focused on the most remarkable facts linked to porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV2) and related diseases, places special emphasis on aspects connected with immunity, diagnosis and proper use of vaccines, which have brought about a revolution in the subclinical control of PCV2 since mid/late 2000s due to their great efficacy.
There are very few books on biosecurity and this one details the subject explaining why but more seriously providing practical advice on how to complete a review of the biosecurity measures required on a modern pig farm. The aim of this book is to be an easy reference guide for those involved in maintaining the health status of pig farms including abundant guidelines, advice sheets, flowcharts and pictures.
The objective of this guide is to provide a practical summary regarding current knowledge and understanding of porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS). The information presented is focused on clinically relevant and practical information to help field veterinary surgeons and farm team personnel interested in animal health.
Technical work mainly focused on the management of pig farms working with hyperprolific genetics, which almost completely monopolize the market in this species in both productive and reproductive terms. The author, a renowned experienced specialist in swine genetics, provides key information to facilitate the management of these lines by veterinary professionals.
This guide is presented as a series of advice sheets that provide rapid information in a format easily understood by every member of the farm team. It includes sheets to aid the stockmanship as well as the checking and auditing of biosecurity standards that are considered as the foundation stone of health on a pig farm.
Visual guide to the recognition, description and interpretation of lesions of the digestive apparatus of pigs. Integrates macroscopic and microscopic findings associated with lesions that develop during the course of various pathological processes. Brief descriptions of the main anatomopathological features of each image are provided, which is essential for proper understanding of the disease process, diagnosis and underlying causes.
In this book on practical antibiotherapy in swine medicine, the author has tried to present, in a visual and practical way and with an updated view, the most important aspects a veterinary clinician should take into account to design appropriate antimicrobial treatments in swine herds. Thus, in this work, current pharmacological knowledge is reviewed with the help of real clinical cases solved by the author. Finally, it includes a comprehensive review of what a prudent use of these essential tools to ensure our animals’ health means.
This useful handbook describes in detail the entire process of diagnosis, collection and sending of samples to the laboratory, the interpretation of findings, and the description of the basic laboratory techniques. It goes deeper into the knowledge of the different swine pathologies and clearly exposes the different pathologies using flow charts that will guide veterinary surgeons through the diagnostic process. At the end of each chapter there is a clinical case that completes the information offered.
This book offers essential information about how to obtain samples for routine clinical and pathological investigations veterinarians habitually follow in pig farms. In addition, a complete and easy-to-perform necropsy procedure is shown. Picture galleries illustrate these procedures in a very easy way to follow. The guide also contains a set of pictures representing the main pathologies veterinarians can find in their practice. The guide is very visual and literature is reduced in order to facilitate the use of the book. This design, together with the book format and binding makes this guide very easy to use in practice by veterinarians and farm workers.
In this book we first propose the correct way to make a quick and complete necropsy which reveals the different organs and structures, offering a technique that can provide us with as much information as possible. Secondly, and directly connected with the necropsy process and maintaining both the orders and the observation plane, we show a significant number of lesions with their respective interpretations and possible relationships with one or more diseases.