|This first proceedings of the Australasian Pig Science
Association biennial conference is a hardbound 236 page volume. The six Reviews
cover: Objective assessment of welfare in the pig: Contributions from physiology and
behaviour; Embryonic loss in the pig: An enigma; Energy and protein metabolism
in the pig; Amino acid requirements of the growing pig; The implications of
immunological techniques for the improvement of production efficiency in pigs; and, The
potential of transgenic pigs and related technology for the pig industry. The three
Symposia also presented topics of great significance to the industry: Seasonal
infertility in the pig; Comparison of methodologies to estimate amino acid
availabilities for pigs; and, The control of pre- and post-weaning diarrhoea in the pig.
The 46 one-page Abstracts are given under the headings of Welfare;
Reproduction; Nutrition; New Technology and Genetics; and, Health.
these were cutting edge topics in 1987, most of them are still relevant today.
Each of these volumes stands separately in its own right, and as a set they
provide important information to veterinarians, researchers, producers, and others
involved in the pig industry.