Pig AgSkills - A Practical Guide

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Author:   NSW DPI
Publisher:   NSW DPI
Format:   Softback
ISBN:   9780731306312
Product Id:   4556
Dimensions (cm): 29.6 H x 21 W
Pages: 116


Practical skills on the care of pigs. Covers pig husbandry, health care, breeding programs for sows and raising piglets. Highlights animal welfare standards for pigs.

Some of the topics covered include:

  • General safety precautions

  • Animal welfare

  • Quality assurance

  • Move and load pigs

  • Clip milk teeth and tails of piglets

  • Trim boar tusks

  • Castrate pigs

  • Nose ring pigs

  • Stomach tubing piglets

  • Condition score pigs

  • Recognise, intervention and caring for compromised pigs

  • Techniques for injecting pigs

  • Captive bolt gun euthanasia of pigs

  • Recognise oestrus in sows

  • Artificially inseminate sows

  • Pregnancy diagnosis in sows

  • Legal considerations for a pig farm

  • What is a safe work method statement?

  • Checklists: Prepare for the vet, Herd health program and Risk management of equipment