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Manipulating Pig Production VI
(1997) Ed. PD Cranwell, December 1997
This 6th Proceedings of the biennial Australasian Pig Science Association conference is bigger than that of 1995 with three invited reviews and three symposia backed by 117 submitted papers, which appear as one-page papers in the proceedings. The volume provides 313 pages of concentrated information in a hardcover volume. Each published paper has been reviewed by at least two external referees to maintain quality in the published material.

Invited Reviews: Growth, development and nutrient metabolism in piglets and infants; Management and nutrition of the early weaned sow; and, Pig genetics into the 21st Century. Symposia: Strategies to improve consistency of pork quality - towards 2010; Sustaining supply and improving the utilisation of feed grains by the pig industry; and, The impact of pig production on the environment, and opportunities for future control.

The short oral and poster presentations were given under the headings: Reproduction, Lactation and Pre-weaning Growth; Meat Quality and Meat Hygiene; Genetics and Animal Breeding; Animal Health; Applied Nutrition and Nutrient Digestibility; Pig Production and the Environment; and, Growth, Development, Health and Environment.

While most of the papers are the latest in research from Australia and New Zealand, with 40 of the 250 plus delegates coming from 12 other countries, there was definitely an international flavour present.

And, while you are ordering this excellent volume, check your library and order the earlier volumes that may be missing. The full set is an excellent addition to any and every library. You will find something useful in each volume.

1 Australia - Price includes GST, where applicable A$70
2 New Zealand A$71
3 Asia, including China, India, Japan A$78 US$39
4 North America, including Canada and Mexico A$86 US$43
5 Europe, Africa, South America A$92 US$46
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