Search found 357 matches

by simon
Tue Jan 22, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Excessive vulval bleeding
Replies: 1
Views: 18

Re: Excessive vulval bleeding

Hi, there is some good information on this previous post:
Older sow bleeding from vagina
by simon
Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2019 Kunekune Calendar
Replies: 0
Views: 295

2019 Kunekune Calendar

The last few 2019 Kunekune Pig Calendars are available in the BKKPS Shop

Image

by simon
Sat Jan 05, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Over-weight kunekunes
Replies: 6
Views: 350

Re: Over-weight kunekunes

Like anyone offered greens I am sure they will turn their nose up at the hay and demand the nice high protein nuts. But if they are hungry enough they will eat it. Be wary of feeding the big three together as the same thing will happen - one of them will continue to get bigger.
by simon
Fri Jan 04, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Over-weight kunekunes
Replies: 6
Views: 350

Re: Over-weight kunekunes

The first thing to tackle is feeding them separately so that you can give each pig a set amount. If you feed them together then the biggest pigs will get most food. So separate pens that they trot into for meal times would be best. 'Sow breeder nuts' sound like they have a high protein content. Ask ...
by simon
Fri Dec 21, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: Pigs
Topic: Boar wanted in (Northern) Ireland
Replies: 2
Views: 183

Re: Boar wanted in (Northern) Ireland

If you could encourage the owner of the boar you found to list the boar:
http://www.britishkunekunesociety.org.u ... tstud.aspx
by simon
Fri Dec 21, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Piglets urinating in arc
Replies: 1
Views: 349

Re: Piglets urinating in arc

Pigs won't soil their bed. But in a large space they will only consider part of it to be the bed, even if your opinion differs. They are presumably still small and won't consider all of the arc to be bedding. So you could block off half or most of the arc until they get bigger and just leave them wi...
by simon
Mon Oct 22, 2018 11:25 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Porcine Papillomavirus
Replies: 2
Views: 186

Re: Porcine Papillomavirus

This isn't something I have ever seen. If you can add a photo, that would be good so that everyone could see what you are talking about. There are a variety of (often innocent) reasons why pigs get lumps, so I would be wary of an internet diagnosis. The best thing would be to consult a vet. The BKKP...
by simon
Sun Sep 16, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: African swine fever
Replies: 2
Views: 784

African swine fever

African swine fever (ASF), a virus that affects pigs and wild boar, has been identified in Belgium.
Read further guidance on the AHDB website.

https://ahdb.org.uk/knowledge-library/a ... wine-fever
by simon
Fri Aug 31, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: BKKPS AGM 2018
Replies: 0
Views: 621

BKKPS AGM 2018

Details of The British Kunekune Pig Society's 2018 AGM are available on the website:
http://www.britishkunekunesociety.org.u ... enews.aspx
by simon
Sun Aug 05, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: Pigs
Topic: Loving home needing a pig
Replies: 1
Views: 254

Re: Loving home needing a pig

Hi For practical information about housing , feeding etc: Read the articles here Buy a book(s) and pretty quickly you'll know all you need to get started. To help make the decision about whether its the right thing for you, which breed to get, how many etc there is no substitute for getting close to...
by simon
Sat Jul 07, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Foxes
Replies: 2
Views: 797

Re: Foxes

I think that even at a week old a piglet would make such a noise and wriggle so much that the fox would be scared off. I don't think you need to worry at all.
by simon
Wed Jun 27, 2018 1:17 am
Forum: Breeding
Topic: Registering the progeny of pure but unregistered gilts
Replies: 3
Views: 618

Re: Registering the progeny of pure but unregistered gilts

DNA testing does prove parentage. But it doesn't prove the breed of pig. I don't know many people prepared to breed 3, or the preferable 5, generations so that they could register offspring. But if you think its a good idea write an article for the newsletter, propose it at the AGM and persuade ever...
by simon
Thu Jun 21, 2018 12:51 am
Forum: Breeding
Topic: Registering the progeny of pure but unregistered gilts
Replies: 3
Views: 618

Re: Registering the progeny of pure but unregistered gilts

The BKKPS only allows registrations & birth notifications where both parents are pedigree registered.
Also at 4 years old its not always easy to get them in-pig if they have not been breeding regularly.
by simon
Thu May 31, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: swollen belly
Replies: 1
Views: 832

Re: swollen belly

Sorry to hear your story. I think you need to immediately contact another vet, ring round until you find someone worthy of their profession. Whatever the problem is will certainly need medication that you would only be able to get through a vet; anti-inflammatory, pain killers and possibly antibioti...