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by redgeorge
Fri Jun 05, 2009 11:56 pm
Forum: Litters
Topic: New Litter
Replies: 7
Views: 5160

Congratulations Simon, they are lovely! are both the gilts sold? If not have you got one that is that gorgeous deep ginger colour available?

Liz
by redgeorge
Fri Jun 05, 2009 11:53 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Mixing kunekune with pygmy goats
Replies: 5
Views: 6432

I keep my KKs with my saanen goat (was 2 until but 1 unfortunately died recently) they get along fine, however the goats are definately 'top dog' and can push the KKs around sometimes! I wouldn't have horned goats with them!
by redgeorge
Tue Jun 02, 2009 8:51 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Kunekune and the sun ...
Replies: 5
Views: 4513

We do the same we have dug out a shallow wallow which we fill up with water. The pigs love laying in it and getting muddy! They definately need a wallow in the summer when it is hot as they cannot sweat like us and can overheat.
by redgeorge
Tue Jun 02, 2009 8:48 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Help needed - Lame pig
Replies: 28
Views: 22261

Good advice Claire - a couple of years ago one of my girls was lame so I examined her and found a large nail stuck in her pad! she was fine once I had pulled it out!
by redgeorge
Fri May 29, 2009 1:08 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Tusk problem
Replies: 9
Views: 7152

Thanks for your reply Simon. I
have both castrated and entire boars and their tusks are of equal length. I waited all day for the vet to ring and as soon as I popped out for 5 mins I missed his call :roll: I will definately speak to him tomorrow.
by redgeorge
Thu May 28, 2009 12:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Digging
Replies: 11
Views: 6451

I am always suprised when i hear people say that their KK's dig because I have 5 KK and none of them have ever dug nor their piglets while on our land. I wonder if it is something to do with the type of soil?
by redgeorge
Wed May 27, 2009 7:12 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Poisonous plants
Replies: 2
Views: 4438

Trouble is not being a plant person the names mean nothing to me!! I need pictures :D I assume Ragwort is poisonous, it is to every other animal, but don't know for definate with pigs.
by redgeorge
Tue May 26, 2009 11:34 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Tusk problem
Replies: 9
Views: 7152

Thanks Di ! the useless vet never rang me back today :evil: so poor porkie is still waiting! I had a good look at it this evening and sprayed some purple spray onto the cut. I also had a good feel of his tusk, he is very good and will let me do anything to him and I am wondering about filling it dow...
by redgeorge
Tue May 26, 2009 1:19 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Tusk problem
Replies: 9
Views: 7152

Tusk problem

A few days ago I thought the cheek of my castrated male seemed a bit swollen (he is 3 yrs old) This morning when I woke him up his tusk has dug into the side of his face (external not internal) and made it bleed. I have rung the vet but still waiting for him to call me back. I assume anitbiotics and...
by redgeorge
Tue May 26, 2009 1:14 pm
Forum: Litters
Topic: very first litter
Replies: 4
Views: 3579

Congratulations!! How many boys/girls?
by redgeorge
Thu May 07, 2009 11:06 pm
Forum: Litters
Topic: New Litter
Replies: 10
Views: 5587

wendy scu wrote:I have an awakino gilt just coming up to 12 months old,
was keeping her for someone who seems to have got lost in cyberspace!!
pm me for more details,
Thanks Wendy but I am looking for a different line.
by redgeorge
Thu May 07, 2009 12:05 am
Forum: Litters
Topic: New Litter
Replies: 10
Views: 5587

ok thanks!
by redgeorge
Thu May 07, 2009 12:02 am
Forum: Pigs
Topic: Gilt
Replies: 2
Views: 2589

That sounds ideal for her! yes she is FTGH if you would like to have a chat about her my phone number is 07717777128
by redgeorge
Wed May 06, 2009 12:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hair
Replies: 7
Views: 5655

If their hair loss is extreme then it could be mange or mites as Simon has suggested, however if it is just thinning then it could be down to their bedding. They are heavy animals and need a good layer of fresh hay to lie on.
by redgeorge
Wed May 06, 2009 12:27 am
Forum: Pigs
Topic: Gilt
Replies: 2
Views: 2589

Gilt

I am looking for a new home for one of my gilts she is 3 yrs old and the sister of my boar so I would rather rehome her than keep on frustrating Welly when she is in season and he wants to get to her.