A pilot Pig Herd Health Management Scheme co-ordinated by the Department of Agriculture has stimulated much increased involvement of veterinarians in the Western Australian pig industry. Co-ordinated by Ashley Mercy, principal veterinary officer (epidemiology) horn 1985 to 1989, the scheme demonstrated the value of having regular visits from veterinary consultants and in implementing programs to prevent disease and production problems occurring in herds.
"Veterinary consultancy boosts piggery profits,"
Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 4: Vol. 32
, Article 5.
Available at: http://researchlibrary.agric.wa.gov.au/journal_agriculture4/vol32/iss4/5