Books for Pig Keepers and Pig Lovers
'Potbellied Pig - Behaviour and Training by Priscilla Valentine'
Not my any means the normal type of pig book we would recommend but Priscilla Valentine has probably forgotten more about training Potbellied pigs than most pet pig keepers ever knew. With a 'Ten-Step programme for behaviour' and an 'A to Z Potbellied Pigs problems' section there is certainly plenty to keep avid Potbellied pig fans happy. Published by Luminary Media Group ISBN 1-930580-03-7 To purchase a copy and for more information contact the author herself at: NELLIESTAR@aol.com
HEALTH AND VETERINARY
1. Pigs by George Macleod MRCVS DVSM
A look at the homeopathic approach to the treatment and prevention of pig diseases. A much more natural way to treat pigs for those of you who want to avoid using antibiotics or drugs. A very interesting book even if especially when used in conjunction with normal medicines when appropriate.
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2. The Merck Veterinary Manual
Reliable source of information for anyone concerned with the health and well being of animals. Diagnosis, treatment, prevention and control.
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3. The Genetics of the Pig
All you need to know about the genetics of a pig. Learn more about why the DNA of humans and the pig are so similar.
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4. A Pocket Guide to Recognising and Treating Pig Diseases - by Muirhead/Alexander
East reference, easy identification. With diagnosis advice, symptom tables and all the appropriate treatments. A great easy to use pocket guide by two outstanding pig vets.
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5. Managing Pig Health and Treatment of Disease - by M.Muirhead and T.Alexander
As comprehensive a book on pig health, diseases and treatment as you will get. Details of drugs, antibiotics and their use together with enough information to last you a lifetime. A practical manual for all pig keepers both big and small who really want to do the best by their pigs.
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6. The Health of Pigs - John Hill, David Sainsbury (Editors)
All about nutrition, housing and disease prevention. The editors have produced information from many sources and produced an invaluable addition to any pig keepers library.
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7. Controlled Reproduction in Pigs - Ian Gordon
The control and manipulation of reproduction in pigs. If you are a serious pig breeder then this book will give you all the detailed information you need. There is much more to the serious breeding pigs than you might realise.
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8. Pig Diseases by D. J. Taylor
Every pig keeper needs to have access to a pig diseases book no matter how many pigs you have. The author knows what he is talking about and passes on his information well.
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8. Colour Atlas of Diseases of the Pig
Bill Smith MRCVS BVMS, D. J. Taylor MA PhD VetMB MRCVS and R. H. C. Penny DVSc PhD FRCVS DPM all combine to produce this colour atlas and you could not wish for a more experienced trio when it comes to pig diseases.
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9. Diseases of Swine - Barbara E. Straw (Editor)
There is only one thing to say about a book that has ...'One Hundred and Twenty' authors...... ...'Seventy Six chapters' ...........and is now in its '8th Edition'......What a Book!
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COOKING, CURING, BUTCHERY AND EATING
1. Light Beef and Pork (Great Taste Low Fat)
Stews, stir fries, oven dishes, grills and salads. Written with the lover of good food in mind but with healthy eating also a consideration. Great tastes have not been compromised so a mouth watering eating experience is assured.
2. Professional Charcuterie
Curing, Sausage Making, Terrines and Pates plus much more. John Kinsella and David Harvey combine to produce a book of outstanding value for those of you who want to produce your own naturally reared meat.
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3. The Country Ham Book
Jeanne Voltz and Elaine Harvell join forces to produce a delightful book that will be most welcome on any pig keepers book shelf.
Makes a great gift.
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4. Basic Butchery of Livestock and Game
John Mettler guides the reader through the basics and fundamentals of butchery in such a way that even the totally inexperienced can take a step nearer to producing good meat for the table themselves.
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5. Ham and Pigs by Paul Heiney
Paul Heiney takes you on a mouth watering search for proper pork butchers and their secrets. The art of how to make those special pork pies, exquisite sausages and curing those hams to taste just as they used to before supermarkets took control is not lost. A great read that makes the reader want to take the same journey and hunt down the same butchers. A book full of character and also full of characters.
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6. Pork and Lamb - William Sonoma Kitchen Library
If you have pigs and you are rearing your own meat then you will need a good pork cookbook that is easy to follow and understand.
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PIGS AND RARE BREEDS
1. A Field Guide to Pigs by John Pukite
A tremendous one hundred and forty pages of pigs published in September 1999. A bookshelf item that will spend more time in the pig affectionados hands than on the shelf.
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2. A Guide to Raising Pigs by Kelly Klober
Advice on raising pigs for the table together with guidance on the breeding and herd management of pigs.
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3. The Ubiquitous Pig by Susan Jonas
A very affectionate look at the many sided relationship between people and pigs. If you are fascinated by pigs and everything to do with them and humans then you will find it difficult to put this book down.
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4. The English Pig: A History
A detailed history of the pig in England from the 16th to the 20th century. An account of pigs and pig keeping though the ages with old photographs and illustrations.
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5. Pot Bellied Pet Pigs: Mini Pig Care & Training by Kayla Mull and Lorrie Blackburn
Feeding, training and general care of your pet pig. Pigs do make wonderful pets as well as being easy to care for but like all animals you must know how best to do it.
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6. Pot Bellied Pigs as a Family Pet by Michael Taylor
The characteristics of Potbellied pigs and how to care for them as pets. Think carefully before getting a pig because you will surely fall in love with it.
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7. In Pursuit of Pigs (VIDEO) by Valerie Porter
Video celebrating the variety amongst pigs from the Kune-Kune to the Wild Boar and the Large Black to the Large White.
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8. Pigs. A Handbook of Breeds of the World by Valerie Porter
The most comprehensive and thorough book on world-wide pig breeds that we know. A global look at pigs world-wide full of detailed information and history with excellent illustrations. A gift that will send any pig lover wild with joy.
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9. Keeping Pigs on a Small Scale by Annette McFarlane
Feeding, watering, housing, fencing, breeding, purchasing, handling and animal health issues are all dealt with in this book which is intended for the small scale pig keeper rather than the two thousand unit commercial farmer.
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10. Pigs are Perfect by Celia Haddon
A captivating celebration and fitting tribute to pig perfection. Should be on every pig lovers bookshelf whether they keep pigs themselves or not.
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11. The Rare Breeds Handbook by Derek Wallis
If you care about rare breed livestock whether pigs, cattle, sheep or whatever then this is a book you should not be without. A great birthday or Christmas present for anyone interested in our rare breeds.
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ORGANIC FARMING AND SELF SUFFICIENCY
1. The Complete Book of Self Sufficiency
John Seymour who is the 'guru' of self sufficiency in many peoples eyes has it all in this book. One reviewer said......."Easier than 'Teach Yourself' books and one hundred times more fun". Great drawings and all the information you need to plan your dreams.
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2. Homesteading Adventures: A Guide for Doers and Dreamers
Thinking about a place in the country? Want a bit of land, a few animals, peace, quiet and sanity away from the madness of your current way of life? Then this book is for you.
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3. Country Life by Paul Heiney
Turning the dream of being partially or fully self sustaining into reality. How many of you have said ..."One day" ? Well this book could be your starting point.
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4. The Elves of Lilly Hill Farm - Penny Kelly
Forget the slightly strange title because we are sure that you won't be able to put it down once you have started reading this amazing book. Learn more about the balance of nature and how 'progress' is tearing it apart.
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5. Organic Farming - Lampkin/Spalding
One of the most comprehensive and readable books available on organic farming. Whether 'in conversion', already there or just thinking about it this is an excellent read.
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6. Organic Farming and Growing by Francis Blake
A comprehensive and practical guide for those starting out or considering the move to organic farming. If you are as worried as we are about some of the chemicals, growth promoters and animal by-products that get into the food chain then the natural organic way might just be for you.
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7. Livestock Housing
The complete guide to animal requirements, physical needs and housing systems.
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