Pig Farming Books

  • Preparation of African swine fever contingency plans

    FAO Animal Production and Health Manuals # 8African swine fever (ASF) is a viral haemorrhagic disease of swine generally characterized by high morbidity and high mortality. The disease is known to have devastated swine farming in highly industrialized, small commercial and backyard swine holdings, with concomitant closure of animal and meat export ...

  • Manual on procedures for disease eradication by stamping out (En)

    Series: FAO Animal Health ManualsWhen a transboundary animal disease invades a country or an area that is normally free, it is important to take all measures to eliminate infection rapidly before it establishes itself and evolves into a major epidemic and/or becomes endemic. Stamping out is often the most cost-effective way of doing this. Stamping ...

  • Recognizing African swine fever. A field manual. (En)

    Series: FAO Animal Health ManualAfrican swine fever (ASF) is endemic in some parts of eastern and southern Africa. The introduction of ASF into free areas leads to losses because of the devastating effects it causes. In order to minimize these losses, it is essential that there is a strong early warning and early reaction capacity. The key to such ...

  • Manual on the preparation of african swine fever contigency plans (En)

    Series: FAO Animal Health ManualsAfrican swine fever (ASF) is a disease with a mortality rate close to 100 percent. There is no vaccine and no conventional treatment against the disease. To reduce the effects caused by ASF outbreaks, optimal response mechanisms against probable ASF emergency disease situations need to be planned and rehearsed so ...

  • Hog Manure Management, the Environment and Human Health

    The text provides a current look at how development of intensive livestock production, particularly hogs, has affected human health with respect to zoonotic diseases primarily transmitted by food but also by water, air and occupational activity. Lessons learned from the experience of those who have gone before are invaluable and are drawn together ...

  • Farming Fish for the Future

    SummaryFrom Asia to North America, people are eating more seafood, either because it’s the most affordable form of protein (as in many poorer nations) or because it’s the latest health food trend (as in many wealthy nations). But as the demand for fish rises, populations of both marine and freshwater species are being overexploited, ...

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