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Managing Pig Health and the Treatment of Disease by M.R. Muirhead, Thomas J.L. Alexander, James M. Muirhead

By M.R. Muirhead, Thomas J.L. Alexander, James M. Muirhead

A pocket advisor designed as a spouse to "Managing Pig wellbeing and fitness and the remedy of Diseases", supplying fast and straightforward connection with the id and remedy of a complete variety of pig ailments. It contains entire signs tables, prognosis suggestion and acceptable remedies.

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Some such as TGE virus are more specific and disseminate sub-clinically initially to become concentrated in one or two target organs, which in this disease is the intestinal lining, causing diarrhoea. Some viruses can only multiply in one organ and swine influenza for example is generally only found in the lungs and respiratory tract. 2-5. The diseases marked by an asterisk (*) are the major ones that are notifiable in many countries and controlled by eradication policies. The diseases marked by a T are the most important at farm level.

6. (Neutral is pH7). After weaning however, urine becomes alkaline (>pH7) for up to 3 weeks. 5 probably have pyelonephritis and mortality in such animals can be high particularly if it reaches a level of 8. Proteinuria - Protein in the urine. Normal levels are 6-20mg/100 ml. Levels are elevated in kidney disease. Pyelonephritis - The ureters arise from the cup-shaped pylorus or collecting area in the kidneys. Infection of this area together with the kidney is called pyelonephritis. It is a common disease in the sow.

Bush foot - Infection of the hoof and the bones in the foot. It arises from trauma and damage to the solar surface of the hoof. The claw is often swollen. Bursa - A true bursa is a sac containing lubricating fluid but in pigs the term is often used to describe a fibrous lump beneath the skin covering bony prominences, caused by constant pressure. Callous - An outgrowth of bone due to trauma to or irritation of the periosteum. Chondrocytes - Cells found in cartilage. They form future bone. Crepitus - The broken ends of bone rubbing together.

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