SAMPLE PLAN FOR NOISE REDUCTION ON A PIG FARM: BPEX
[A range of ways to reduce noise pollution on a pork production unit is demonstrated in this series of measures]
CAUSES, TREATMENT & PREVENTION of RECTAL PROLAPSE: BPEX
The Pigs Who Swam to a New Life! - The Legend of the Tamworth Two
PRRS Virus Infected Farms - Eradication Programme: Comparisons
The Role of Wild Birds in Speading the Avian Influenza Virus Epidemic: Bird Flu HPAI H5N1
Organic Meat Products - New EU Commission approved additives list: EU Organic Pork Regulations
Production Diseases in Farm Animals This Book includes a CD of Proceedings of International Conference on
"Production Diseases in Farm Animals"
High producing farm animals are permanently challenged by a variety of factors: lack of proper nutrition (deficit/surplus), housing systems, infections and stress. The incidence, course and outcome of production diseases are changing continuously. Therefore, new information on prevention, diagnosis and treatment of production diseases is needed.
These problems are complicated by the discussion of animal welfare, the rapid changes in agricultural production and the economics of production. The following key topics are handled: alternatives to growth-promoting antibiotics; chronic inflammation and animal production; animal behaviour and welfare in intensive production systems; epidemiology of production diseases; new techniques in immunoprophylaxis; nutrition-immunology and production-immunology relationships; phosphorus nutrition - animal health and environmental concerns; application of genomics to production disease; role of specific fatty acids in animal health, reproduction, and performance; trace mineral nutrition and metabolism
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Survival of Pig Pathogens - Viruses, Transboundary Bacteria - in Pork & Pigmeat Products: Review
Treatment of Aural Haematoma (Ear Hematomoma) in Pigs: NCSU 2006
Organic Pork Market Expansion 2006: EU & U.S. : EU Organic Pigmeat U.S. Organic Pork
Holistic Approach to Farm Animal Epidemics: Use of the Internet (Powerpoint slides)
Pig Farmers - Human Risk of Swine Influenza Virus Infection: Swine Influenza News
Stress Management & Stockperson Training: Holistic Health Teaching Materials
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UK & Europe
Global eradication of Livestock Epidemic Diseases: Lessons from EU FMD 2001
75% of Emerging Human Diseases are of Animal Origin - New Approaches Needed: OIE
Antibiotic Growth Promoters - Effects of European Union Ban from January 2006: OSL
UK Pig Industry Development Strategic Plan 2006-9 "The Road to Recovery": BPEX Finance
Avian Influenza - Policy & Risk assessment Update 2006: UK & EU Official Bird flu Policy
Incidence of Foodborne Zoonoses Infections in EU - Update: Salmonella Section
European Pig Breeders work with OIE & EU - Control of Acute Animal Infectious Diseases: News Zoonoses
4 Years after United Kingdom Foot-and-Mouth Disease Epidemic 2001: FMD Section
Pig Industry Workers - Risk of Infection with Animal Influenza Viruses: Swine Influenza News
A Guide to Traditional Pig Keeping
First parity sows - Susceptibility to Stress - Related productivity loss: Farmscape
Ileitis, Colitis, Swine dysentery - Treating Scouring in Finishers: Octagon
The Pig That Wants to Be Eaten + 99 Other Thought Experiments A guide to finding clarity and creative solutions, without dogma, in an ethical or moral problem. Many of these fascinating stories concern eating, work, money and lifestyle issues and habits. Vegetarian issues surface in a number of stories - the "Eating Tiddles" story logically concludes that NOT eating our deceased pets is morally indefensible!
For people who value honest, intelligent discussion that does not shy away from difficulties!
"This book is like the Sudoku of moral philosophy!"
Pork Production Costs in UK compared with France - BPEX Report: News
Enteric Infections in Pigs - Selecting an Antimicrobial Treatment
Antibiotic Resistance & Dose-Rate Considerations
Determining an Effective Treatment & Dose Rate for a Bacterial Gut Infection
The resistance or sensitivity of bacteria to an antibiotic is usually determined in the laboratory by growing the bacteria and exposing them to a range of concentrations of the antimicrobial drug. However, the concentration at which a pathogen becomes deemed susceptible or resistant to the antibiotic under laboratory conditions is termed the "microbiological breakpoint". Knowing the microbiological breakpoint allows us to detect resistance factors in bacterial cultures, but this concentration of the drug cannot be used on its own to predict the concentration of drug needed to eliminate the bacteria from an infected animal.
Predicting clinical response to treatment requires a knowledge of the "clinical breakpoint", which takes into account the pharmacokinetic (see below) profile of the antimicrobial compound i.e. the concentration of the antimicrobial compound in infected tissues as well as the minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) of the antimicrobial drug.
The clinical breakpoint is the highest MIC where the antimicrobial will have an inhibitory effect on the organism at a specified inclusion level in feed and prevent clinical disease occurring. If an animal is infected with bacteria that have a higher MIC, the bacteria are unlikely to be inhibited and the antimicrobial is unlikely to be effective in preventing or curing disease.
Pharmacokinetics (PK): study of the absorption, distribution, metabolism and excretion of drugs.
Pharmacodynamics (PD): study of the action and effects of drugs on living organisms.
Colitis in Pigs - Antimicrobial Therapy - Medication Treatment Options: Free e-Book
Ileitis due to Lawsonia Intracellularis - Comparison of Antibiotic Treatments: Free e-BookStandardization of anti-infective drug PK/PD terminology: 2005 update
New Farm Livestock Welfare Textbook
Animal Bioethics - Principles & Teaching Methods
19 chapters by 31 experienced authors from 11 countries
Analysis of historical, philosophical, religious & cultural perspectives & driving forces Ethical principles related to human-animal relationships, and their dynamics Teaching objectives, strategies & methods in farm animal ethics Concepts & framework for education & practical understanding in ethical farming Applied teaching, training and communication, curriculum development principles, rationale, examples, detailed syllabus for animal welfare Case studies, problem-based learning, good practice in livestock ethical treatment
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Farm Animal Welfare - Animal Needs v Animal Rights - Longevity Neonatal mortality Health: Farmscape
Avian Influenza Virus World Epidemic Spread - Update: Bird Flu Outbreaks
The Lactating Sow: Behaviour - Physiology - Management - Nutrition
Edited by Verstegen, Moughan & Schrama
Wageningen Agricultural University & Massey University New Zealand
17 chapters - Expert Authors - 350 pages
Overview of biological and zootechnical aspects of lactation in sows Colostrum and sow's milk composition Immunological aspects and Piglet digestion of sow's milk Major factors affecting lactation performance Genetic heritability, diet nutrition, pregnancy feeding, age factors Environmental requirements of lactating sows Relationship between nutritional strategy and reproduction
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Animal Health in the USA - U.S. Department of Agriculture Annual Report: Report
E. coli O157 in Pig Faeces - New Pig Farms Survey: E. coli O157 in Pigs
Veterinary Suicide Rate Up in UK: BBC News Stress Resources Online
Pig Vet to Stress Management Trainer: Dr. Mike Meredith interview (click mp3 button)
EU Pigs, Pork, Livestock, Meat - USDA Analysis of the markets: 2005 - 2006
Genetic Selection - Effects on Management of Boar Replacements: Guelph Univ. E-book
Pig Videos Books Equipment - Sale
Pig Health & Diseases Food Safety Feeds & Nutrition Behaviour & Welfare
Pig Management Nutrition Breeding Genetics Infertility Cattle
Cooling Pigs Improves Feed Consumption & Growth Rate: Research Pig Behaviour Housing Design
3 New Farm Livestock Manuals
Mental Health & Well-being in Animals
Stress resistance - Disease susceptibility - Handling - Vices
A truly astonishing manual! - The first to comprehensively describe, diagnose and prescribe treatments for mental and emotional health problems in animals.
Mixing scientific research with practical commonsense information. Packed with new insights, clinical applications for animal health professionals and tips for enlightened animal keepers to use in practical situations.
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A landmark in the new science of psychoneurobiology
Reproductive Technologies in Farm Animals
Cattle - Sheep - Pigs - Goats - Horses
Quick-reference, practical guide to fertility control, controlled breeding, A.I., embryo cloning, transgenics and pregnancy diagnosis in farm animals.
The Encyclopedia of Farm Animal Nutrition
Quick-reference practical guide to:
farm animal feedingstuffs, diets, nutrition, nutrition problems
PMWS - United Kingdom Epidemic History & Spread 2005 Review: BPEX
EU Committee on the Food Chain, Animal Health, Farm Animal Welfare: Reports
Pig Industry Training - UK New CPD Programme "From Sustainability to Sustained Ability": NPA
Streptococcus suis Updates - Pigs & Humans affected in Hong Kong & China Epidemic...
40 Now Dead - WHO say it is a new highly virulent strain: August 19 2005
650 pigs died and eaten: August 15 2005 Pig-borne disease - Media ban: August 13 2005
August 11 2005 News updates China's offical epidemic report: OIE
Agroterrorism Preparedeness - Resources Available: Univ. of Kentucky Free CD Bioterrorism pack
Animal Medication Usage & Research Trends:
Animal Health Companies in the U.S. increased their research and development spending to $556 million in 2004 to investigate new products ($481 M)and ensure the safety and effectiveness of existing medicines ($75 M). U.S.A. veterinary medicine users spent almost $5 billion in 2004 to protect the health of pets and farm animals. Non-therapeutic (growth promoters) antibiotic sales were down to 5% Report
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Do Pigs need to fight? - Do people need to fight?