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by klorinth
Sun Jul 28, 2013 5:21 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Grieving pig
Replies: 1
Views: 1633

Re: Grieving pig

The vet is likely right. You can probably think about this as being the same as with some people. I have known many situations where an elderly couple have died within months of each other. When you spend the vast majority of your life with one person and do everything with them, it is not always po...
by klorinth
Tue Jul 23, 2013 12:20 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Hernias!!
Replies: 8
Views: 3662

Re: Hernias!!

Thank you Wendy.
Very interesting.
by klorinth
Tue Jul 23, 2013 4:08 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Hernias!!
Replies: 8
Views: 3662

Re: Hernias!!

By doing the closed castration you are preventing a hernia from forming? There is no hernia to start with. How do you know if the pair are throwing hernias if you are preventing them from forming? The papers I was reading yesterday stated that the rates for hernias were estimated to be about 0.6-1.7...
by klorinth
Sun Jul 21, 2013 11:25 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Hernias!!
Replies: 8
Views: 3662

Re: Hernias!!

This may be a silly question, but which type of hernias are you talking about? Seeing as you are talking about the boys I am going to assume you are talking about Inguinal and not Umbilical hernias. Umbilical hernias are more likely to be due to handling during and immediately after delivery. Inguin...
by klorinth
Sat Jul 20, 2013 4:11 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Flies, insects and wallows
Replies: 3
Views: 2178

Re: Flies, insects and wallows

I use apple cider vinegar in the portable water tank that is out in the pasture. The vinegar keeps algae from growing in the water. it is also a good thing for digestion in my sheep that share the water tank. The vinegar has nothing to do with the pigs specifically, it is just a question of water qu...
by klorinth
Wed Jul 17, 2013 11:29 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Flies, insects and wallows
Replies: 3
Views: 2178

Re: Flies, insects and wallows

I'm having more issues around the chickens not the wallow. Only difference is that my water for the pigs has apple cider vinegar in it. It might be enough.
by klorinth
Mon Jul 01, 2013 2:23 am
Forum: Breeding
Topic: Pedigrees and Lines??? Genotype information?
Replies: 10
Views: 7549

Re: Pedigrees and Lines??? Genotype information?

http://www.kunekune.co.nz/article-coat-colour-genetics.html This article on colour genetics is exactly the kind of thing I am interested in reading. Combining this with a photo pedigree database can tell you a lot about the breed and what is happening to it. The photos need to be of the new born pig...
by klorinth
Sat Jun 29, 2013 7:01 pm
Forum: Breeding
Topic: Pedigrees and Lines??? Genotype information?
Replies: 10
Views: 7549

Re: Pedigrees and Lines??? Genotype information?

That is good to hear. What I have seen is not with those judges that are very familiar with the breed, it is with those that are more general judges. Those that have been doing it for many years and the breed is relatively new to them. You may have more judges that are breeders of the breeds they ju...
by klorinth
Sat Jun 29, 2013 4:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Piris
Replies: 5
Views: 3490

Re: Piris

Wendy,
That sounds like very sound advise.
Boars should have doubles, sows could vary.
Health and temperment are more important.

Works for me.
by klorinth
Sat Jun 29, 2013 4:48 pm
Forum: Breeding
Topic: Pedigrees and Lines??? Genotype information?
Replies: 10
Views: 7549

Re: Pedigrees and Lines??? Genotype information?

Thank you both for the very helpful responses. I'm afraid I don't have any real stats on the boar I mentioned. The discussion was brief and only contained general opinion without actual numbers. I should have been a little clearer when I said competing with larger breeds. What I have oberved in dogs...
by klorinth
Thu Jun 27, 2013 3:48 am
Forum: Breeding
Topic: Pedigrees and Lines??? Genotype information?
Replies: 10
Views: 7549

Re: Pedigrees and Lines??? Genotype information?

No worries, there is no going off topic on this one. I am very glad to hear that the society is encouraging members to think about healthy breeding and the longterm impact of their breeding. It is a true shame to see so many different breeds develope so many genetic problems. It is very bad in the d...
by klorinth
Mon Jun 17, 2013 4:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Piris
Replies: 5
Views: 3490

Re: Piris

Just to muddy the waters a bit... What if "A" is for a Piri? And "a" is without? Therefore... "Aa" might be those with a single piri, and "AA" may be those with double piri. The difference between Homozygous and Heterozygous??? :lol: You have to have some fun with the genetics, otherwise it gets a l...
by klorinth
Sun Jun 16, 2013 6:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Piris
Replies: 5
Views: 3490

Re: Piris

It is too bad that there are no replies to this question. I was wondering the same thing.
Oh well.
by klorinth
Tue Jun 11, 2013 3:32 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Intradermal Applicator
Replies: 2
Views: 1909

Re: Intradermal Applicator

Do you have any pictures or links for it?
I'm curious.
by klorinth
Tue Jun 11, 2013 3:22 am
Forum: Breeding
Topic: Pedigrees and Lines??? Genotype information?
Replies: 10
Views: 7549

Re: Pedigrees and Lines??? Genotype information?

Thank you for the excellent reply Simon. As for what I look for in pedigrees and end goals; there are three basic influences that dictate my thinking. 1) competitive conformation dog breeding. The visual aesthetics side of breeding along with good behaviour. Colour, pattern, piri piri, etc. All the ...