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The genetic potential of pigs can have a major influence on the productivity and profitability of a pig enterprise.
Pigs encounter humans in varying degrees on farm and at the abattoir. The consequence of pigs being handled negatively before slaughter is a reduction in pork quality.
There are many infectious emergency diseases of pigs that do not occur in Australia.
Keeping pigs as pets or for production can be an extremely rewarding experience.
Pigs are much more sensitive to heat than other animals so during periods of hot weather it is important to look at ways to reduce heat stress.
Australian sweet lupins (Lupinus angustifolius L.) are currently utilised as a valuable protein source in pig diets.
African swine fever (ASF) is a highly contagious virus that causes an often fatal disease in pigs and wild boar.
Anthrax is a bacterial disease of animals, most commonly seen in cattle, sheep and goats.
Classical swine fever (CSF), also known as hog cholera, is a highly contagious disease of pigs caused by a pestivirus. The disease only affects pigs and is exotic to Australia.
The following resources have been produced by the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) to assist veterinarians in selecting and preparing samples and conducting livesto
Salt poisoning or water deprivation in pigs can cause severe health problems, and in some cases it can become fatal.
Blue-green algae are a group of algae including Nodularia spumigena, Microcystis aeruginosa and Anabaena circinalis.
The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development has created a sampling and post-mortem guide to assist veterinarians investigating pig disease.