Pig production in the Solomon Islands - III. The influence of breed, diet and housing on reproduction and growth

de Fredrick D.F. and Osborne H.G. (1977) Pig production in the Solomon Islands - III. The influence of breed, diet and housing on reproduction and growth. Tropical Animal Health and Production, 9 4: 203-210. doi:10.1007/BF02240341


Author de Fredrick D.F.
Osborne H.G.
Title Pig production in the Solomon Islands - III. The influence of breed, diet and housing on reproduction and growth
Journal name Tropical Animal Health and Production   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0049-4747
Publication date 1977-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1007/BF02240341
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 9
Issue 4
Start page 203
End page 210
Total pages 8
Publisher Kluwer Academic Publishers-Human Sciences Press
Subject 3400 Veterinary
2403 Immunology
1103 Clinical Sciences
Abstract In the Solomon Islands pigs grow slowly and sows have small litters. An experiment using 124 pigs in 16 litters from eight sows compared the effect of village breed, village diet and village husbandry which encouraged infection of pigs with Stephanurus dentatus, with the effect of European breed, commercial rations and a system of management which ensured freedom from S. dentatus infection on the productivity of pigs. It was shown that the village diet was markedly inferior to the commercial rations and had by far the greatest influence of any of the three factors studied on the parameters measured. The village breed was not inferior in litter size or growth rate when fed on the village diet, but was inferior in growth on the commercial diet. No harmful effects of the village husbandry system were detected on either type of pig but this may have been due to the lightness of S. dentatus infections.
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