Scientific Pig Production & Management A Bio-Treasure for Rural Society

Scientific Pig Production & Management A Bio-Treasure for Rural Society

by Prabhat Kumar Pankaj, R. Pourouchottamane, Bhuwaneshwar Rai
  • ISBN: 9789390425075
  • Binding: Hardbound
  • Year: 2022
  • Language: English
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Scientific Pig Production and Management: A Bio-treasure forRural Society is a compilation of various works carried out across the India as well as research contributions of authors in many unique topics like indigenous and crossbreds of pig, low cost feeding management, shelter practices, animal welfare, pig behaviour, biosecurity, pig-based integrated farming system and bio-medical model using pig. Apart from this the book covers wide variety of basic materials like origin of the pig, its domestication, breeds, breeding policy, system of rearing, production and reproduction management, feeding management, health management, marketing management, economics, meat products, and its opportunities, climate change aspects of piggery, recent biotechniques and researchable issues in pig management. This book will be useful for undergraduate students covering the syllabus of the Veterinary Council of India (VCI), postgraduate & doctoral students, research scholars, NET and ARS aspirants as well as teachers, policy makers and progressive farmers. Since, the models of piggery have been well defined in the book with respect to tropical agro-ecologies; there is opportunity to replicate such models in other developing countries for successful entrepreneurship. The book is well referenced, enabling readers to prompt for further readings.

Prabhat Kumar Pankaj is presently working as a Principal Scientist (LPM) at ICAR-Central Research Institute for Dryland Agriculture, Hyderabad. He had his graduation in Veterinary Sciences and Animal Husbandry from College of Veterinary Science & A.H., Jabalpur (M.P.) in 2001 with University Gold Medal and Pfizer Gold Medal and his Master’s and Doctoral degree in Livestock Production Management from ICAR-National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal in 2003 and 2006, respectively. He has 15 years’ experience of working in various fields of animal production like pig husbandry (ICAR-NRC on Pig, Guwahati), strengthening livestock components in dryland and rainfed agro systems (ICAR-CRIDA), farming system research as well as involved in teaching UG and PG students during his tenure at College of Veterinary Sci. & A.H., J.N.K.V.V., Jabalpur. He has published more than 150 research papers and popular articles in various national and international journals of repute. He has guided 8 PG and 1 PhD student. He has published books on Scientific Pig Production and Management, Shelter management for pig rearers in North-east India, Thesaurus of Extension Education and Sustainable conservation technologies for enhancing resource use efficiency in rainfed farming.

R. Pourouchottamane is presently working as a Principal Scientist (LPM) at ICAR-Central Institute for Research on Goats, Makhdoom, Mathura (U.P.). He had his graduation in Veterinary Sciences and Animal Husbandry from Madras Veterinary College (TANUVAS) and did his Master’s and Doctoral degree in Livestock Production Management from Veterinary College and Research Institute, Namakkal (TANUVAS) and ICAR-Indian Veterinary Research institute, Bareilly in 1999 and 2001, respectively. He has 19 years of experience in various fields of animal production system like pig husbandry (ICAR-NRC on Pig, Guwahati), yak husbandry (ICAR-NRC on Yak, Dirang), sheep and rabbit farming (ICAR-CSWRI), goat husbandry (ICAR-CIRG, Makhdoom) as well as on farming system Research (ATARI, Barapani). He has published more than 80 research papers and popular articles in various national and international journals of repute. He has published books on Technology inventory for livestock and poultry production in North Eastern Region, Training Needs and Methodology for agricultural development in Northeastern Region, Scientific Pig Production Management and Shelter Management for pig rearers in North-east India.

Bhuwaneshwar Rai is presently working as Principal Scientist (LPM) and Director (Acting) at ICAR-Central Institute for Research on Goats, About the Authors v Makhdoom, Mathura (U.P.) and has 30 years of vast experience in working in animal production systems of semi-arid and rainfed regions of the country. He did his graduation (B.Sc. Ag) from Gorakhpur University in 1983, Master’s (Dairy husbandry) and Doctoral degree (Animal Science) from GBPUA&T, Pant Nagar and Agra University in 1986 and 1998, respectively. He has published more than 60 research papers and popular articles in various national and international journals of repute. He is recipient of prestigious Dr. Rajendra Prasad award from ICAR for the best technical book in Hindi authored by him entitled Bakri Evam Bhed Mein Nasal Sudhar for the year 2004.

1. Overview of Piggery Sector in India

1.1. Pig farming/Piggery as part of the non-ruminant production system in India

1.2. Pig population in India vis-a-vis World

1.3. Pork production in India vis-a-vis World .

1.4. Scope of pig farming in India

1.5. Advantages of pig farming in India

1.6. Disadvantages of pig farming in India.

1.7. SWOT Analysis of the piggery sector in India

1.8. Pig production management in India

1.9. Management strategy to improve the efficiency of piggery

1.10. Possible approaches for facilitating piggery intervention in farming systems

1.11. How piggery intervention could improve the sustainability of farming systems?

1.12. Contribution of pig farming to the national economy 

1.13. Animal husbandry development/Research programmes for pig production in India

1.14. Terminologies used in pig husbandry 

2. Pig Breeds and Breeding Management 

2.1. Exotic breeds of pigs used in India

2.2. Important indigenous breeds of pig in India

2.3. Crossbred pigs .

2.4. Economically important traits of swine production

2.5. Selection for improvement of the breed

2.6. Selection of breeding stock

2.7. Breeding systems and development of the new breed

2.8. Mating technique in swine

2.9. Breeding records

2.10. Breeding policy in India

2.11. Conservation of breeds

2.12. Advances in breeding and selection - Pig genomic research

3. Care and Management of Different Categories of Pigs

3.1. Pig production cycle

3.2. Identification methods/systems

3.3. Handling of pig

3.4. Identification of Pregnant Animals

3.5. Care of pregnant sows

3.6. Care and management of piglet

3.7. Care and management of weaners

3.8. Care and management of growing stock

3.9. Care of breeding boar

3.10. Culling management

3.11. Transport management

4. Feeding Management of Pig.

4.1. Feed ingredients used in swine feeding

4.2. Feeding management of different categories of pig

4.3. Role of minerals and vitamins in maintaining health

4.4. Role of probiotics in pig nutrition

4.5. Role growth promoters in pig nutrition

4.6. Anti-nutritional factors in pig feed

4.7. Formulation of economic ration

5. Shelter Management in Piggery

5.1. Basic considerations of pig housing

5.2. Housing requirement of a pig farm.

5.3. Facility designs

5.4. Space requirement of pig

5.5. Preparation of layout plans of piggery houses

5.6. Sanitation and hygiene: Role of management in the prevention and the control of diseases

6. Reproductive Management of Pigs

6.1. Reproductive management of boars

6.2. Artificial Insemination (AI)

6.3. Gilt/sow management

7. Introduction to Pig Behaviour and Pig Welfare

7.1. Importance of animal behaviour studies

7.2. Sensitivity of pigs to the environment

7.3. Normal behavioural patterns of pig

7.4. Behavioural thermoregulation

7.5. Abnormal behaviours

7.6. Animal welfare considerations in a commercial herd under intensive pig farming system

8. Disease Management in Pigs

8.1. Signs of ill health

8.2. Bacterial diseases

8.3 Viral diseases in pig

8.4. Parasitic diseases

8.5. Nutritional deficiencies

8.6. Toxicosis

8.7. Other diseases

8.8. General principles of disease control and herd health management.

8.9. Bio-security measures to be adapted for efficient and healthy production

9. Clean Pork Production

9.1. Present status of Pork Production Process in India

9.2. Meat Processing and Storage

9.3. Hygienic pork

9.4. Present status of slaughter operations

9.5. Reasons behind poor hygienic status of pork in India

9.6. Factors influencing hygienic pork production

9.7. Proposals for ensuring hygienic pork production in India

9.8. Selection of hogs for slaughter

9.9. Market for hogs

10. Economics of Pig Farming

10.1. Preparation of piggery project

10.2. Project appraisal for piggery

10.3. Terminologies used in financial analysis of the project .

10.4. Project formulation and evaluation of piggery

11. Manure Management at Pig Farm

11.1. Pig manure and its production

11.2. Bio-hazards of pig manure

11.3. Animal excreta a factor in spread of disease

11.4. Requirement of pig manure treatment

11.5. Present status of manure handling in different parts of India

11.6. Principles of handling and processing of manure

11.7. Methods of compost making

11.8. Biological process of waste disposal

11.9. Hygienic and economic disposal of farm waste

11.10. Modern techniques used in automation/ semi-automation in disposal of farm waste

12. Pig Based Integrated Farming Systems

12.1. Contribution of livestock to the farming system

12.2. Integrated livestock-fish culture

12.3. Resource generation in IFS

12.4. Employment generation

12.5. Integrated fish-cum-pig farming

13. Pig Production in Changing Climatic Scenario

13.1. Contribution of livestock to GHG emissions and climate change

13.2. Impact of climate change on the metabolism of pig

13.3. Impact of climate change on pig reproduction

13.4. Impact of climate change on pig health and spread of diseases

13.5. Climatic requirements of pig

13.6. Good management practices for improved pig production for adapting to climate change

13.7. Thermal stress and mitigative measures to maintain pig productivity

14. Pig as a Model for Bio-Medical Science

14.1. Advantages of pig as a bio-medical model

14.2. The pig as an experimental model

14.3. Miniature pig: suitability to bio-medical model

14.4. Bio-medical model in laboratory animals and pig: a comparison

14.5. Similarities between pig and human phenotypes

14.6. Swine biomedical models

14.7. Swine as infectious disease models

14.8. Linking genotypes and phenotypes of pig relevant to human health

14.9. Needs and opportunities for expanding the use of pig biomedical models

14.10. Creation of genetically engineered pigs

14.11. Pig welfare and issues to use pig as bio-medical model