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ThePigSite Information Center

The Information Center is our core area for information on pigs, hogs and swine. This section covers several areas including the important aspects of health and welfare. The various areas are described below. To visit and areas simply click on that title or use the links provided in the left hand navigation.

    Managing Pig Health
    This section is the online version of our book Managing Pig Health and the Treatment of Disease written by Mike Muirhead and Tom Alexander. This section covers all aspects of pig production from anatomy, through reproduction, housing, nutrition and poisons to Health and Welfare. A full compendium of information any producer could need. You can either browse the section by chapter and title or search the section using our search facility.
         To access this information all you need to do is register. This is FREE, just follow the simple instructions.

    Quick Disease Guide
    This is a cut down online version of our Pig Diseases Pocket Guide book. The Quick Disease Guide lists over 130 pig diseases providing an explanation of each disease, it's clinical signs and its diagnosis. Onward links are provided into the main Managing Pig Health section where additional information is provided, including treatment, management and control of each disease and in some cases photographs.

    Disease Problem Solver
    All this information is great, but what if you're not sure what your pigs have? - Well we can help here also. Our unique Disease Problem Solver is designed to help narrow down disease conditions from the symptoms you can see. Just tick the boxes and read the results.

    Reproduction Problem Solver
    The reproduction problem solver, currently under development, will help in the identification of reproduction problems. Just answer the questions and find out the result.

    PMWS Technical Zone
    The PMWS and PDNS Technical Zone is a area dedicated to the specific problems of these two diseases. The area comprises a news section summarising and archiving news, a Research area which list all the published scientific and research material on the two disease, plus Photos, Case Studies and Conferences and meeting sections.

    Online Biosecurity Calculator
    The Pig Product Biosecurity Calculator is a free service to help farmers around the world ensure that high levels of good biosecurity are practised on farm. This nifty software tool helps the producer develop customised biosecurity programmes to assist on-farm management as well as produce a written set of HACCP compliant procedures for external audit. The programme also calculates exactly how much product is required to avoid wastage. In association with Antec International.

    Different Breeds of Swine
    This page comprises a list on different pig breeds and links to information and, in most cases, photos of that particular breed. In association with OSU.

    Newsletter Archives
    This area provides links to all our previous weekly newsletters.

    Links to Pig Organizations
    This page comprises over 300 links to industry organizations across the globe, including Colleges, Universities, Extension services, pig price updates and more.

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