|The Good Health Manual contains 204 pages in a spiral-bound, A4 format.
The chapters are: General Health Principles; Disease Prevention; Common
Problems - Prevention and Control; General Techniques and Procedures; and,
Specific Diseases. There is an Index. Permission is given to photocopy pages
24 to 32 for use as an office reference, with each of these pages summarising an action
plan for management of the Boar, Gilt, Sow, Pregnancy, Farrowing sow, Lactating sow,
Piglet, Weaner, and Grower and Finisher pigs. This manual enables producers, with
their veterinarian, to work out how to identify health problems, probable causes,
treatments and methods to prevent the problem from recurring.
Two videos are associated
with this section. In the Pink (10.5 minutes) looks at the general principles of
herd health, and Injecting Pigs (6 minutes) discusses the care required.
The Postmortem Manual is a practical summary on Why examine dead pigs?, Recording the
information, Procedures and Conducting the postmortem, Interpreting the signs, and
Examining dead baby piglets. A series of 36 colour photos takes you through the
postmortem, as does the 26 minute video, The Right Cut. This excellent training
video is presented by Dr John Glastonbury, a co-editor of Pathology
of the Pig.