aitex_logo2.png (15747 bytes)
rule2c.png (2151 bytes)rule2e.png (367 bytes) rule2a.png (208 bytes) rule2b.png (654 bytes)
book_hi.png (1963 bytes) mod_lo.png (3623 bytes) av_lo.png (2684 bytes)
Pathology of the Pig - A Diagnostic Guide
Sims and Glastonbury, editors, with expert contributions from 16 others
"The aim of this guide is to make porcine pathology more accessible to veterinarians who service the pig industry. It distils the practical experience of a group of pathologists who have worked closely with the industry, and should greatly assist those who are only occasionally confronted with a dead pig."

The 450 pages of text with 500 illustrations (most in colour) and 80 tables and charts make this a comprehensive resource. The Introduction starts with Using this Guide and then progresses to Examining Dead Pigs, Recording and Reporting Results, Ancillary Laboratory Tests, and Laboratory Safety.

Each Chapter is organised in the same format, and includes details on "normal" structures. This allows rapid access to required information such as gross pathology or histopathology, without having to deal with superfluous information. However, this extra and more detailed information is presented as you progress through each chapter.

The Chapters include: Oral Cavity; Oesophagus and Stomach; Small Intestine; Large Intestine; Liver; Pancreas; Peritoneal Cavity; Cardiovascular System; Blood; Spleen; Lymph Nodes and Thymus; Nasal Passages, Larynx and Trachea; Lungs; Endocrine Glands; Bones; Joints; Skeletal Muscle; Nervous System; Eye; Ear; Skin; Urinary Tract; Female Reproductive Tract; Mammary Gland; Male Reproductive Tract; Semen; Neonatal Mortality; Health Monitoring at Slaughter, Appendices; Index.

A typical Chapter outline is: Spleen: Introduction; Applied Anatomy: Gross Anatomy, Vascular supply and drainage; Histology; Capsule and trabeculae, White pulp, Red pulp, Vascular supply and drainage; Gross pathology: Examining the Spleen; Alterations in Size and Colour - Diffuse Changes, Reduction in size, Enlargement; Alterations in Size and Colour - Focal Changes; Alterations in Location and Shape; Histopathology: Histopathological Examination of the Spleen; Alterations in the Capsule and Trabeculae; Alterations in the White Pulp; Alterations in the Red Pulp; Cellular infiltrates and proliferates, Alterations in ellipsoids, Pigmentation, Focal necrosis, Inclusion bodies, Congestion and haemorrhage; Alterations in splenic Vessels; Organisms in the Spleen; Microbiology; Biochemistry, Haematology and Toxicology; Key Diagnostic Features; Splenic Torsion; Erysipelas; References.

Can you really afford NOT to have a copy? The savings in time, through faster and better post mortems, and in improved skills and knowledge, to make a better diagnosis, will quickly repay this investment. 

In addition to this book, The Good Health Manual and The Post Mortem Manual provide basic information, including a 26 minute video by Dr John Glastonbury, on the why and how of conducting postmortems on pigs.

1 Australia - Price includes GST, where applicable A$187
2 New Zealand A$195
3 Asia, including China, India, Japan A$212 US$115
4 North America, including Canada and Mexico A$225 US$122
5 Europe, Africa, South America A$235 US$127
If you are not sure which zone applies to you, please e-mail us your address and we will let you know.
somnia2002.png (3191 bytes)