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(15) An understanding of disease processes can be difficult if the reader has little scientific background. For those who have not had training in biological subjects this chapter looks at the basic areas of knowledge necessary to appreciate and understand the information given in this book. All the diseases and conditions mentioned briefly in this chapter are discussed in detail later.

The anatomy and physiology of the pig can be broadly grouped into eleven inter-related systems:

  • Circulatory system.
  • Digestive system.
  • Endocrine system.
  • Immune system.
  • Muscular system.
  • Nervous system.
  • Reproductive system (Male and Female)
  • Respiratory system.
  • Sensory systems.
  • Skeletal system.
  • Urinary system.

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