Advances in pig research

Date published: 24 June 2004

The papers published here in full address a wide spectrum of current issues, ranging from practical issues such as predicting backfat depth in live pigs, through effects of feeder type on feed intake and performance of weaned pigs, welfare of sows in dynamic groups and designing pig diets to reduce phosphorus loss to the environment. A paper by Dr Gordon Allan who has been at the forefront of research on the most devastating pig disease of latter years, PMWS, outlines the findings of his work on this important new disease.


Advances in pig research, June 2004