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Increase Milk Production & Mammary Development in Swine Hyper-prolific Sow Lines: Octagon
Fertility & Infertility in Pig Herds
Continued genetic development of pigs and poultry has been the foundation of profitable production within a competitive market. However, the challenges of these production increases have undoubtedly taken their toll on reproductive function in all breeding livestock, with the incidence of infertility increasing at an alarming rate. For example, it has recently been estimated that over 40% of sows are culled due to fertility problems, compared to just 2% with feet and leg issues. Organic or inorganic selenium for hyperovulatory first-parity sows? Piglets survival: importance for efficient productivity
Nutritional management of reproduction Role of the boar in maximising reproduction: effects of nutrition & management Nutrigenomics in pig & poultry production:
Organic or inorganic selenium for hyperovulatory first-parity sows?
Piglets survival: importance for efficient productivity
Nutritional management of reproduction
Role of the boar in maximising reproduction: effects of nutrition & management
Nutrigenomics in pig & poultry production:
|Care of Farrowing Sows, Natural Nesting and Birth Behaviour|
Preventing sow aggression, stereotypies, crushing, tail-biting - Farrowing pen & creep area design
Genetic approach to Disease Prevention - Genetic Markers for Resistance to Respiratory Infections in Pigs: Research
Investigation Approach for Infertility in Sows - Performance Analysis: Review
Management of Boar Contact + Weaning to Service Period - Tips for Outdoor Breeders: Download
FACTSHEET: Guidelines for Dry Sow & Breeding Gilt Management, Feeding & Housing: Download
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This guide manual for veterinary training, agricultural college courses and school biology teaching directs students through a series of practical swine embryology studies. Full-color photo images and diagrams.
FREE FACTSHEET: Artificial Insemination in Pigs - AI Production Efficiency Benefits:
Semen Shelf-life, Technique, Timing: download
FREE INFORMATION LEAFLET on AUTUMN INFERTILITY : download [NADIS]
Each year some pork producers suffer a drop in sow fertility levels in later summer/early autumn
Not related to infectious disease or husbandry factors. This is termed "autumn" [fall] or "seasonal" infertility.
A reference manual that covers all aspects of pig production, on the basis of scientific research results. This work contains current, easy-to-understand scientific reviews on animal welfare with over 700 specific references to animal welfare. All aspects of animal welfare with respect to pigs are discussed, from genetic selection and breeding to transportation and slaughter. Written by a panel of international scientific and practical industry experts renowned for their knowledge and work in the area of pig production and welfare. Swine Breeding & Genetics Topics: Welfare of pregnant & lactating sows; Vigour, Viability & Health; Welfare of growing & finishing pigs; Welfare recently weaned & nursery swine; The Grow-Finish period; Housing & environmental effects on welfare & meat quality of the Grower-Finisher pig; Breeding pigs for improved welfare; Genetics and animal breeding; Pig breeding today; Direct influence of breeding procedures on welfare; Heterosis improves piglet vitality; Selection for increased litter size requires selection for piglet survival; Maternal behaviour & fear; Sow’s ability to produce milk and to use body reserves; Relation between growth, leanness, feed conversion & welfare; Leg weakness and longevity; Selection against or for extreme stress sensitivity?; Selection for improved resistance to micro-organisms; Breeding instead of castration?; Selection against ‘bad behaviour’; Selection for decreased environmental sensitivity; Data needed to improve welfare by breeding.
Swine Breeding & Genetics Topics: Welfare of pregnant & lactating sows; Vigour, Viability & Health; Welfare of growing & finishing pigs; Welfare recently weaned & nursery swine; The Grow-Finish period; Housing & environmental effects on welfare & meat quality of the Grower-Finisher pig; Breeding pigs for improved welfare; Genetics and animal breeding; Pig breeding today; Direct influence of breeding procedures on welfare; Heterosis improves piglet vitality; Selection for increased litter size requires selection for piglet survival; Maternal behaviour & fear; Sow’s ability to produce milk and to use body reserves; Relation between growth, leanness, feed conversion & welfare; Leg weakness and longevity; Selection against or for extreme stress sensitivity?; Selection for improved resistance to micro-organisms; Breeding instead of castration?; Selection against ‘bad behaviour’; Selection for decreased environmental sensitivity; Data needed to improve welfare by breeding.
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Breeding, Production Recording, Health & Evaluation of Farm Animals
(Cattle & Sheep)
Cattle are the prominent species, two parts are dedicated to small ruminants recording and to buffalo recording. Future challenges and opportunities for further development of ICAR and the definition of the future scenarios in the animal recording sector are also described.
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Reproductive Technologies in Farm Animals
(Cattle - Sheep - Pig - Goat - Buffalo - Camel - Horse)
Prof. Ian Gordon
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Biological Principles & Applications
Dr. John McGlone & Dr. Wilson G. Pond
Biology of the Domestic Pig
Dr. Wilson G. Pond & Dr. Harry J. Mersmann
Reference manual for animal scientists, veterinarians and biomedical researchers reflects the fact that since the 1980s the knowledge base about the physiology and biology of the pig has grown phenomenally. The book offers an integrated description of the full scope of current knowledge. The editors have included chapters on the expandin fields of immunology, endocrinology and genetics. Growth, digestion, nutrition, respiration, excretion and reproduction are extensively treated. The final chapter covers the emerging applications of transgenics, metabolite replacement therapy and xenotranslantation (the use of animal tissues in humans).
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From Conception to Birth: A Life Unfoldsby Alexander Tsiaras, Barry Werth
A child’s growth and development in the womb seen through unforgettable images made possible by revolutionary advances in visualization technology
What’s happening with the baby now? All expectant parents ask this question throughout the exhilirating months of pregnancy. Fuzzy sonograms and doctor’s explanations can provide basic information, but through Alexander Tsiaras’ remarkable achievements in medical imaging technology, parents can see, for the first time, the awe-inspiring process of a new life unfolding, in stunning, vivid detail.
The milestones of pregnancy which before could only be described can now be witnessed: the heart’s first beats; the appearance of color in the eye; the emergence of toes and teeth; the brain and nervous system directing development; the first movement of tiny legs and arms; the first indications of gender; the wondrous symbiosis of mother and child; the symphony of the body’s systems coming into being and working in concert. The book tracks the development of a baby from the moment of conception, through the explosively complex early stages of development and the amazing stages of growth as the baby is nurtured by the mother, ending with the joy of birth.
All this is made possible by revolutions in two sciences. As biologists have decoded the molecular basis of life, computer scientists have developed non-invasive, three-dimensional techniques for visualizing the body. Alexander Tsiaras has been a pioneer in merging these explorations and discoveries. He has created a virtual camera studio that enables him to view a human body or any part of it individually, scan it, enlarge it, rotate it, adjust its transparency so that we can view inside a living being, and light it from any angle.
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Animal Breeding Technology for the 21st CenturyEdited by A.J. Clark, Division of Molecular Biology, Roslin Institute, Edinburgh, Scotland
Hardback 248 pages Approx price: US$75 UK£51 currency calculator
Recent advances in molecular biology have dramatically altered the capabilities and scope of animal breeding, increasing the speed and accuracy with which specific traits can be selected. The confusing recent advances and new technologies in this subject area are reviewed plus the possibile areas for future research and development. Manipulation of embryos, gene mapping and engineering of the genome are covered. Nuclear transfer and xenotransplantation are also discussed.
* Nuclear Transfer * Opportunities and Challenges in Domestic Animal Embryonic Stem Cell Research * Mapping Genes Underlying Production Traits in Livestock * Identification and Cloning of Trait Genes * Marker Assisted Selection * Comparative Genome Mapping - The Livestock Perspective * Techniques for the Production of Transgenic Livestock * Modification of Production Traits * Breeding Genetically Manipulated Traits * Embryo Development and Culture Techniques * Therapeutic Proteins from Livestock * Xenografts from Livestock
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A Visitor Within - The Science of Pregnancyby Dr. David Bainbridge, lecturer at the Royal Veterinary College, London
Hardback - 292 pages Approx price: US$21 UK£15 currency calculator
The book covers comprehensive aspects of human pregnancy, ranging from AIDS to zygote, including conception, breastfeeding, gender identity and sibling rivalry. Pregnancy is a uniquely intimate relationship between two people. This book shows how studying pregancy can help us to understand why people behave the way they do and why so many of us want to have children, and even who we are.
The author writes:
Pregnancy is a uniquely intimate relationship between two people. All of us luxuriate in this relationship once, and women are lucky enough to be able to do it all over again a second time, from the other side. Never again outside pregnancy can we be so truly intertwined with someone else, no matter how hard we try.
I have written this book for people with little or no scientific training who would simply like to know how pregnancy works. How does a woman 'know' she is pregnant? How is a baby constructed? Why doesn't the mother reject this 'foreign' tissue? How do mother and baby survive birth?
Since I started to research the biology of pregnancy, I have found that it has a unique 'feel' to it - it is where our deepest emotions and driest analytical inquiries collide. Working all day in the lab on some placental gene or other, and then coming home to see my wife's pregnant belly swelling ever larger made me realise that pregnancy can be one of the hardest things to be objective about. It is never just a science - it is an integral part of our lives that has been woven into our bodies, our history and our mythology.
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A Pocket Guide to Recognising and Treating Pig Infertility
by Michael R. Muirhead & Tom J. L. Alexander Paperback 203 pages
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Breeding for Disease Resistance in Farm Animals
- Edited by R F E Axford, S C Bishop F W Nicholas & J B Owen
Hardback 424 pages currency conversion
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The Genetics of the Pig
- Edited by M.F. Rothschild, Anatoly Ruvinsky
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A Quantitative Biology of the Pig
- by I.Kyriazakis (Editor), Scottish Agricultural College, Edinburgh Hardcover 408 pages
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- Transgenic Animals in Agriculture
- by J.D. Murray, G.B. Anderson & A.M. Oberbauer
The editors are from the Dept. of Animal Science, University of California.
Contents derived from papers presented to a specialist conference.
Covers latest technology, ethics & practical applications in a range of farm animals, including a chapter on transgenic pigs.
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- Human-Livestock Interactions:
The Stockperson and the Productivity and Welfare of Intensively Farmed Animals
- by Paul H. Hemsworth & G.J. Coleman
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Handbook of Veterinary Obstetrics
- by Dr. Peter G.G. Jackson, University of Cambridge
Paperback 221 pages
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Genetics and the Behavior of Domestic Animals
by Dr.Temple Grandin of Colorado State University (1997)
Hardcover 400 pages
Includes research on pigs, cattle, sheep, horses, poultry, rats and dogs
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- A Colour Atlas of Livestock Breeds
- by Hans Hinrich Sambreus, Pam Chatterley (Translator)
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