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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.

  • 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

Title          Pig Agskills       
Author(s)                   
Pages          116         
ISBN          978 0 7313 0631 2         
Catalogue number          B737         
Year of publish          2010         
Publisher          NSW Department of Primary Industries         
Price          $28.00AUD (inc GST)


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