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by Di
Thu Feb 09, 2012 8:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A friend for my girl
Replies: 3
Views: 1857

Re: A friend for my girl

Saw this today and wondered if you could help. Not sure where you are though.
http://forum.downsizer.net/viewtopic.php?t=68913
by Di
Tue Jan 31, 2012 9:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: hello new to the pig world
Replies: 2
Views: 1366

Re: hello new to the pig world

Welcome. I am sure you will get hours of enjoyment from your pigs.
by Di
Wed Jan 25, 2012 2:01 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Need help! think 2 week old piglet is dying
Replies: 9
Views: 4156

Re: Need help! think 2 week old piglet is dying

As the vet won't come to you - can you take the piglet to the vet. Depends how far away you are. I would be inclined to try anything (antibiotics?) rather than just giving up. The trouble is most vets look on pigs as a commercial herd where cost is (possibly) more important.
by Di
Wed Jan 18, 2012 9:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Book suggestion please?
Replies: 4
Views: 1603

Re: Book suggestion please?

Well two immediately spring to mind

Small-scale Outdoor Pig Breeding by Wendy Scudamore
Starting with pigs by Andy Case

You can buy either from Amazon
by Di
Tue Dec 27, 2011 7:14 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Skin Issue with 3 of our 5 piglets - Any ideas..
Replies: 5
Views: 2232

Re: Skin Issue with 3 of our 5 piglets - Any ideas..

Could it be mange?
by Di
Sun Dec 18, 2011 7:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pedigree Ear Tags
Replies: 13
Views: 5634

Re: Pedigree Ear Tags

I understood that under 12 months old a pig could be moved with a coloured mark. That's what I have always done and entered on the movement form. Never had a problem. The only exception is if you take piglets to a show when they need eartags.
by Di
Fri Dec 16, 2011 9:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pedigree Ear Tags
Replies: 13
Views: 5634

Re: Pedigree Ear Tags

I put the KK plastic ear tag in my sow because in her younger days I showed her. It came out sometime ago and so she now has no tag, I personally hate ear tags in any animal as they are constantly falling out and taking parts of the ear with them so unless absolutely necessary (showing or abbatoir) ...
by Di
Fri Dec 16, 2011 2:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pedigree Ear Tags
Replies: 13
Views: 5634

Re: Pedigree Ear Tags

I tend to agree with Pandora although of course if they are going for meat then they need metal tags and not the plastic KK ones. Also I don't register them if they are going for meat.
by Di
Sun Dec 11, 2011 10:06 pm
Forum: Breeding
Topic: erispeilis injections
Replies: 13
Views: 5919

Re: erispeilis injections

Well!!! What do you make of all this? It seems that some vets seem to be singing from the same hymn sheet. I do wonder if the manufacturer's just may be trying to sell their vaccine?
by Di
Sat Dec 10, 2011 12:32 pm
Forum: Breeding
Topic: erispeilis injections
Replies: 13
Views: 5919

Re: erispeilis injections

I got mine from the vet and cost me about £15!! They are proper farm vets though.
by Di
Sat Dec 10, 2011 10:04 am
Forum: Breeding
Topic: erispeilis injections
Replies: 13
Views: 5919

Re: erispeilis injections

Now this is very interesting. I have been told by my vet (known him for 50 year) and another younger vet that Porcillus Ery is NOT a live vaccine and although the instructions say use within 10 hours, if kept in the fridge it is OK until you have used the bottle. They further stated that they certai...
by Di
Sat Dec 10, 2011 10:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: what do we want ?
Replies: 9
Views: 3327

Re: what do we want ?

Just reading the post 'Are we expecting or not' and maybe something we could do with is pregnancy testing kits available in small quantities?
by Di
Tue Dec 06, 2011 9:06 am
Forum: Breeding
Topic: Advice re breeding boar?
Replies: 5
Views: 3070

Re: Advice re breeding boar?

I keep a boar who is the softest pig on earth. However I am always aware that he is a boar and keep an eye on him when in his paddock. He has never yet shown any signs of aggression, but of course you must be aware that this can happen at any time. Archie lives happily with his wives until I separat...
by Di
Tue Nov 29, 2011 9:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Are we expecting or not?
Replies: 15
Views: 5942

Re: Are we expecting or not?

Well my sow has just given birth to 4 piglets (2 unfortunately died) and I nearly got caught out as Archie served her regularly!! Only realised she was pregnant when she started developing an udder.

With regard to milk coming in if she's not pregnant - I have no idea.
by Di
Mon Nov 28, 2011 5:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Membership renewals
Replies: 5
Views: 1992

Re: Membership renewals

NO I have!!!