Straight from the Pig's Mouth

Author: Al Lester

Publisher: Penguin Random House New Zealand Limited

ISBN: 0143772104

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 674

‘This book takes you into the life of a New Zealand policeman. I tell it how it was and spare few details so that you too can see the world through one policeman’s eyes. These stories range from humorous, strange and bizarre to extreme violence and murders. This is the lot of a copper and was the life I lived for 31 years.’ From his fledgling days as a junior policeman to being detective sergeant on high-profile cases, Christchurch cop Al Lester has many a story to tell as he reflects on a career on the thin blue line. Al’s a man who took policing seriously, always doing his level best to keep riff-raff in check and turn chaos into order. He never lost sight, however, of how to see the lighter side of the job, enjoying a laugh when need be, often at his own expense. Welcome to the world of a Kiwi cop. (No actual pigs were harmed in the making of this book.)

Breeding for Disease Resistance in Farm Animals

Author: Stephen C. Bishop,Roger F. E. Axford,Frank W. Nicholas,John Bryn Owen

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 1845935551

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 362

View: 2050

Addressing principles associated with breeding animals for enhanced health and resistance to specific diseases, this book provides a review of the field illustrated with examples covering many diseases of importance to livestock production, across all major livestock species. Authored by experts in the field, this updated edition covers techniques and approaches, viruses, TSEs, bacteria, parasites, vectors, and broader health issues seen in production systems, including metabolic diseases. The book will be an essential reference for professionals in the field, scientists and researchers, students, breeders, veterinarians, agricultural advisors and policy makers.

Thanks for the [Spam]

Author: Mary Jane Winter

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1477252509

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 114

View: 7526

Welcome to the Pet Version of Thanks for the [SPAM] - a collection of my favourite forwards (those little gems of wisdom - daily giggles and fun facts that lighten our daily grind from people we dont know and our friend who sent it to their entire friends list - who sent it to their entire friends list - who sent it to their entire friends list...) Now available in PRINT to read in the bathroom!

A Guide to Traditional Pig Keeping

Author: Carol Harris

Publisher: Good Life

ISBN: 1904871607

Category: Pets

Page: 202

View: 6332

A Guide to Traditional Pig Keeping is a comprehensive reference book covering all aspects of traditional pig husbandry. It aims to be an introduction for the smallholder or farmer wishing to diversify and capitalize on a growing market for high quality, traceable, local produce from traditional breeds or for non-commercial owners, with one or two pigs, who wish to know how best to care for them. With strong emphasis throughout on the conservation of rare breeds, this book explores all aspects of keeping pigs on a small-scale enterprise. Supported by over 150 photographs and clear text it covers: traditional, rare and modern breeds, housing and pasture requirements, legislation, regulations and record keeping, management and handling, nutrition, health and welfare, breeding, showing, sales and marketing, slaughtering, butchering and processing, organic pig keeping, consumer issues, food regulations and standards, butchering, curing and sausage making. Supported by a substantial resource section, together with information on processing this book is the essential guide for anyone keeping pigs for either profit or pleasure.

Year of the Pig

Author: Mark J. Hainds

Publisher: University of Alabama Press

ISBN: 0817356703

Category: Nature

Page: 248

View: 1094

Year of the Pig is a personal journal of one avid hunter's pursuit of wild pigs in eleven American states during the Chinese calendar's "Year of the Pig" (2007).

Environmental Enrichment of Pigs

Author: Emma Fàbrega i Romans

Publisher: MDPI

ISBN: 3039280783

Category: Science

Page: 174

View: 4501

Pigs have a strong motivation to explore and root. In conventional pig husbandry systems, this need is difficult to fulfil, unless adequate enrichment materials are provided. This book summarises how enrichment strategies for pigs have evolved over the last few decades in different countries and provides a vast array of possibilities to enhance the exploratory needs of pigs. The role of enrichment material on avoidance of tail biting outbreaks or as an element triggering positive emotions in pigs is also discussed.

The Sven Hassel Collection

Author: Sven Hassel

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1780226209

Category: Fiction

Page: 4208

View: 6324

From the fight for survival against the ferocious Red Army and the icy, shell-ravaged wastes of the vicious Russian winter, to the bloodiest battles on the Eastern Front, Sven Hassel's gripping novels are based on his own experiences in the German army. Convicted of deserting the German army, Sven Hassel was sent to a punishment regiment on the Russian Front. He and his comrades were regarded as little more than dispensable killing-machines, cannon fodder for Hitler's war. His unflinching narrative takes us to the most extreme outposts of war, where soldiers face an inferno of blood and butchery. THE SVEN HASSEL COLLECTION includes all 14 books in Sven Hassel's series and exclusive extra material.

Introduction to Veterinary Anatomy and Physiology Textbook

Author: Victoria Aspinall,Melanie Cappello

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702057339

Category: Medical

Page: 286

View: 2499

A sound knowledge of anatomy and physiology is an essential basis for the effective clinical treatment of companion animals. The new third edition Introduction to Veterinary Anatomy and Physiology Textbook offers clear and comprehensive of the common companion animal species. Updated throughout with a new section added on large companion animals, the new edition features augmented online learning resources with new questions and quizzes. Students can test their knowledge with multi-choice questions, drag and drop exercises and an image bank, while instructors can download questions, figures and exercises to use as teaching aids. An essential first purchase for all those embarking upon a veterinary career Includes augmented on-line resources with self-assessment tools and teaching aids Comprehensive coverage of all major companion animal species New large animal section added covering the cow, sheep and pig 'Applied Anatomy' tips relate theory to clinical practice, showing the relationship between anatomy and physiology and the disease process

That Reminds Me: Finding the Funny in a Serious World

Author: Michael Close


ISBN: 1435706463

Category: Humor

Page: 218

View: 2448

Michael Close is an inveterate joke teller whose stories have brought gales of laughter from audiences around the world. For more than twenty years, Michael's friends and colleagues have eagerly awaited a collection of jokes from his enormous repertoire. "That Reminds Me" is that compilation - more than 250 of the best clean (and not so clean) jokes you've ever read. But this is much more than a joke book. Michael shares heartfelt reminiscences of the funny people who have enriched his life, stories of crazy personal experiences, and thoughts on the importance of "finding the funny" in your own life. This is the perfect book for anyone who needs a good laugh. Foreword by Penn Jillette [The jokes in this collection range from squeaky clean to R-rated. Words that you can't use on network television appear occasionally. If such language offends you, please don't purchase this book.]

The Silver Pigs

Author: Lindsey Davis

Publisher: Minotaur Books

ISBN: 1429956933

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 432

When Marcus Didius Falco, a Roman "informer" who has a nose for trouble that's sharper than most, encounters Sosia Camillina in the Forum, he senses immediately all is not right with the pretty girl. She confesses to him that she is fleeing for her life, and Falco makes the rash decision to rescue her—a decision he will come to regret. For Sosia bears a heavy burden: as heavy as a pile of stolen Imperial ingots, in fact. Matters just get more complicated when Falco meets Helena Justina, a Senator's daughter who is connected to the very same traitors he has sworn to expose. Soon Falco finds himself swept from the perilous back alleys of Ancient Rome to the silver mines of distant Britain—and up against a cabal of traitors with blood on their hands and no compunction whatsoever to do away with a snooping plebe like Falco.... The Silver Pigs is Lindsey Davis' classic novel which introduced readers around the world to Marcus Didius Falco, a private informer with a knack for trouble, a tendency for bad luck, and a frequently inconvenient drive for justice.