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by Dawn Waller
Wed Feb 27, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can you stop pigs rooting?
Replies: 1
Views: 2944

Re: Can you stop pigs rooting?

Hello, it could be the age as mine rooted as ‘teenagers’ but stopped after around a year 18 months and didn’t really root again.
Good luck!
by Dawn Waller
Sun Aug 28, 2011 11:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Integrating pigs
Replies: 2
Views: 1696

Thanks for that really useful advice Wendy. Looks like it will be possible :D My field is fenced with electric fencing so I would be able to easily split it. I just wouldn't want to do that permanently as I only have 1 pig ark so would prefer them all to share eventually. Plus it's far easier when e...
by Dawn Waller
Sat Aug 27, 2011 11:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Integrating pigs
Replies: 2
Views: 1696

Integrating pigs

Hello I have 2 castrated kune boars (brothers) who are 2 yrs old. We have been toying with the idea of possibly rehoming one or 2 kune's in the future and these would live in the same field with my current 2. The main thing that is putting me off is if there was any fighting when adding newcomers. M...
by Dawn Waller
Sat Aug 27, 2011 11:00 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: help my pig may have mites
Replies: 1
Views: 1882

Hi Emmy. It isn't something to go in their food but Coopers Spot On is really effective for treating mites. Unfortunately it isn't licensed for Pigs (only cows and sheep) but I've heard that vets will often sell it to horse owners as it is brill for repelling flies etc too, so your vet may sell you ...
by Dawn Waller
Fri Aug 05, 2011 8:08 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Problems weeing and blood coming out
Replies: 4
Views: 2604

Ha ha, there is definitely an article in the May newsletter from you on kidney stones with your poor Rocky - I thought you meant that one. My husband was impressed and amused that despite being poorly Rocky managed to eat 40 apples!
Ooh good I'll look forward to the new newsletter - I always do. :o
by Dawn Waller
Thu Aug 04, 2011 10:44 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Problems weeing and blood coming out
Replies: 4
Views: 2604

Thanks Wendy I took a urine sample to the vet and it's showing there is still a bacterial infection so poor Boris has 2 more antibiotic injections to be given every 3 days. Incidentally I have found that apple juice makes a very good distractant and pain reliever when given at the same time as an in...
by Dawn Waller
Tue Aug 02, 2011 9:32 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Problems weeing and blood coming out
Replies: 4
Views: 2604

Problems weeing and blood coming out

Hello One of my castrated boars is having a few problems going to the toilet. He just seems to be dribbling wee all the time and when he does try to go properly (straining a little) blood comes out. I had the vet last Wednesday who thought it may be a urine infection and gave him a huge dose of anti...
by Dawn Waller
Sun Apr 17, 2011 4:56 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Dirty ears
Replies: 1
Views: 1923

Dirty ears

My pigs have really dirty ears. I keep cleaning them with baby wipes but within a few days they're full of reddy/brown/black dirt again. We injected them both with ivomec 2 weeks ago as I thought it may be ear mites. Would it take a while to clear as they're still just as dirty or could it be someth...