|These proceedings, in 260 pages and hardbound, contain
excellent material on the various facets of pig production. Each person involved in
the pig industry should find something relevant and very helpful to their work in each
issue of this set of (now) six books. Their purchase is a worthwhile investment for
now, and an excellent set of reference material for future use.
The five Reviews cover
Future directions and research needs of the Australian pig industry, Organisation and
application of research and development in commercial pig herds: The Danish experience,
Intestinal spirochaetal infections of pigs: An overview with an Australian perspective,
The effects of environmental conditions inside pig housing on worker and pig health, and,
Evaluation of the pig health monitoring scheme as an industry service. The two
Symposia cover Novel methods to enhance growth, and, Constraints to pre-weaning growth.
The 101 one-page Abstracts, with name and address of author(s), come under the headings
of Behaviour and Housing; Nutrient Digestibility; Regulation of Growth;
Reproduction; Lactation and Pre-weaning Growth; Gastrointestinal
Health and Physiology; Applied Nutrition and Engineering; Occupational Health
and Safety; Health; and, Meat Quality.