Basic Pig Biology

Lea nness is of gr ea test inter est to the finisher

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Unformatted text preview: of gr ea test inter est to the finisher - c onsumer s don’ t wa nt to hea r the wor d fa t. To meet these objec tives most pr oduc er s tur n to c r ossbr eeding. Ca n pigs ha ve wa ttles? Who knew? a nima lsc ie nc e 2.uc da vis.e du/a ns1/ha ndouts/swine .html 2/3 10/21/13 Ba sic Pig Biology E . H e al t h an d D i se ase The empha sis should be on pr evention, pa r tic ula r ly with pa r a sitic disea ses (c a n va c c ina te, wor m). Some of the higher inc idenc e disea ses a r e a tr ophic r hinitis (na sa l infec tion, like a c old; c a n va c c ina te); pseudor a bies (her pes vir a l infec tion, c a using dea th in piglets a nd fever in older pigs; no tr ea tment); tr a nsmissible ga str oenter itis (c or ona vir us, lea ds to vomiting a nd dia r r hea , no tr ea tments but c a n be a voided with c lea n envir onment). F . S o c i a l / An i ma l Ag r i c u l t u r e To pi c s As in other livestoc k industr ies, the pig industr y is inc r ea singly ‘ r ubbing up’ a ga inst subur ba n envir onments, with individua ls c onc er ned over a ir a nd wa ter pollution. F a r r owing c r a tes ha ve a lso been extensively c r itic iz ed by a nima l welfa r e gr oups, a long with the over - c r owding c ommon to c onfinement finishing systems. Por k c onsumption ha s a lso been stea dily dec lining a s c onsumer s a ttempt to a void fa t in their diet. a nima lsc ie nc e 2.uc da vis.e du/a ns1/ha ndouts/swine .html 3/3...
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