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by amyanna
Sat Apr 06, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Excessive vulval bleeding
Replies: 3
Views: 1391

Re: Excessive vulval bleeding

Hello Dorothee I had to have pig put down about 5 years ago. She had gone very lame and had a number of injections from the vet , he advised the kindest thing to do was to have her put down as she was in so much pain she could not walk. He advised shooting as it is better for the pig - there is no r...
by amyanna
Sat Mar 30, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Health
Replies: 0
Views: 1983

Health

Hello I have a 12 year old male castrated kunekune. I have had him since he was 6 weeks old and had him with others for 6 years before a 5 year separation. I have now been reunited with him as the people looking after him could not manage the feeding - he needed to be separated from his mate as he h...
by amyanna
Mon Dec 23, 2013 4:41 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Lameness
Replies: 5
Views: 3286

Re: Lameness

Thank you,Clare. I will contact the vet after Christmas and will see were we go from there.
Incidentally the pain assessment was from 5-7 out of 10. It is a combination of my instinct, the history and the vets suggestion which points towards a strain or joint problem.
amyanna
by amyanna
Mon Dec 23, 2013 2:26 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Lameness
Replies: 5
Views: 3286

Re: Lameness

Hi Clare I examined (and the vet)her foot and it was not warm nor did there appear to be any cuts etc. The first treatments she had were : finadyne and duphaten (got this over the phone so not sure I got it right) and 2nd treatment a week later was : depomedrone and ?voran? She has never been off he...
by amyanna
Fri Dec 20, 2013 8:40 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Lameness
Replies: 5
Views: 3286

Lameness

My 7 year old gilt became lame on the front leg 23 rd Nov. On examining her, there was nothing apparantley wrong with her foot - I could press it all around quite hard and the leg was not warmer than the others. I have had the vet out twice - hard to examin a pig, but they could not see anything obv...
by amyanna
Mon Nov 04, 2013 10:35 pm
Forum: Pigs
Topic: Wanted - 2 medium size pigs fully grown
Replies: 5
Views: 2869

Re: Wanted - 2 medium size pigs fully grown

Whereabouts in the country are you and how big is the bit of land where the pigs will live? I have been looking to re-home my three 7 year old pigs - they could not be split up but would be fine on 3/4 of an acre. They are very friendly and have no health issues. They also have rings in their noses ...
by amyanna
Thu Oct 03, 2013 10:41 pm
Forum: Pigs
Topic: wanted 2 x kunekune pigs or piglets
Replies: 3
Views: 2089

Re: wanted 2 x kunekune pigs or piglets

Hi Lesley, glad you have found a piglet. Are you aware that pigs are a herd animal and your piglet will be lonely without one or two companions of its kind? I am sure your daughter makes a delightful companion, but it needs cannot be met by human company alone. Amyanna :cry:
by amyanna
Fri Sep 13, 2013 10:35 am
Forum: Pigs
Topic: wanted 2 x kunekune pigs or piglets
Replies: 3
Views: 2089

Re: wanted 2 x kunekune pigs or piglets

Hi Lesley, Have you any offers of some pigs for you 5 star accomodation? I have 3 who need rehoming (and they could not be separated) and I am in Warwickshire which is a fair way to travel for them. They are 2 castred boars and a gilt aged 7. If you are interested and can fit three in let me know an...
by amyanna
Wed Jul 17, 2013 2:51 pm
Forum: Pigs
Topic: New home for Amy, Hector and Plato
Replies: 0
Views: 1405

New home for Amy, Hector and Plato

Due to having to move, my 2 castrated boars and gilt need a new home. KK registered. I got them from Barton Hill. Very friendly, they live in a 2 acre paddock and graze from March- October. They have rings in their noses so do not root. They are used to dogs and chickens. In the winter they sleep in...
by amyanna
Fri Aug 06, 2010 10:48 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Rotten tusks
Replies: 2
Views: 2585

rotten tusks

Thank you Wendy, and it is a relief. I did not relish the idea of getting a vet in to do dental work.
by amyanna
Sun Aug 01, 2010 3:59 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Rotten tusks
Replies: 2
Views: 2585

Rotten tusks

I have 2 castrated boars and a gilt aged 3 years old. The boars have been slowly growing sweet little tusks - I told the gilt who is a bit bosy to watch out - when I noticed one of the boys did not seem to have them any more. On closer inspection, they look as though they have rotted at the just abo...
by amyanna
Wed Feb 10, 2010 9:50 pm
Forum: Breeding
Topic: nose ringing
Replies: 3
Views: 5128

reply to noseringing

:cry: My three pigs started rooting in a summer, having plenty of grass and carrots as a daily supplement to their diet. Within a week they were on the way to totaly destroying the field. Having read a lot of posts, it seams clear that kunekune pigs root regardless. After much angst I made the very ...