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by claire86
Sun May 15, 2011 6:07 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Erysipelas
Replies: 2
Views: 2316

Which vaccine was used? Checking the data sheet for both the Porcilis and the Suvaxyn Erysipelas vaccines, neither say anything about leaving time between worming and the vaccination. It's always best to leave 2weeks between any two vaccines and only vaccinate healthy animals (ie. if you know they h...
by claire86
Wed Apr 20, 2011 8:49 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Pig Kicked By Cow
Replies: 1
Views: 1838

Hi Sheila, I would get him checked out by a vet. If there are external signs of injury (sore leg) then there may also be internal injuries. If he isn't putting any weight on the leg, he's most likely in pain which can manifest as not eating and lethargy. As a minimum he would probably require pain r...
by claire86
Tue Sep 14, 2010 9:17 pm
Forum: Showing
Topic: BKKPS Show and Sale
Replies: 4
Views: 6302

Hi Wendy, sounds like a great idea! I never realised quite how close you are to where my boyfriend lives, so I shall certainly try to come along! I can maybe help with some vet advice too seeing as I'm qualified now :P
by claire86
Tue Sep 14, 2010 9:14 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Limping Pig
Replies: 5
Views: 6541

How is her leg sheila? With lame pigs, I've always learnt to check the foot itself as they are always standing on things which can cause acute lameness. Drawing pins are a big culprit! Could be worth a look...
by claire86
Mon Jun 14, 2010 11:49 am
Forum: Breeding
Topic: hair loss in my kune....anyone know anything please?
Replies: 3
Views: 8547

Hair loss in any animal can be due to traumatic or non traumatic causes. Traumatic causes include any cases causing scratching. Non-traumatic causes may include follicular infections such as parasites or bacteria or other more obscure diseases including endocrine or genetic reasons but these are ext...
by claire86
Thu Jan 28, 2010 7:09 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: piglet being sick
Replies: 5
Views: 5647

Hopefully thats the end of it then! Yeah, keep a close eye on her and the others and make sure she gets plenty of fluids. Good luck! :)

Claire
by claire86
Thu Jan 28, 2010 5:32 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: piglet being sick
Replies: 5
Views: 5647

And she's definitely not depressed or lethargic at all? Is there any way you could take her temperature? What does the diarrhoea look like and again, any blood or mucous? How long has she been on the nuts for? Basically, when presented with a vomiting animal, we need to decide if it truely is vomit,...
by claire86
Thu Jan 28, 2010 1:22 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: piglet being sick
Replies: 5
Views: 5647

Hi there, How old is the piglet, and is she weaned? Are any of the others showing any signs? Any more sickness overnight? Is it related at all to her eating, as in, does she vomit immediately after food or is there a delay, or no relationship whatsoever? Is she being sick after she gets up from lyin...
by claire86
Fri Dec 25, 2009 6:41 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Urgent help PLEASE!
Replies: 11
Views: 7370

Sorry to hear about your bad experience with your vet! But glad to hear your sow is seeming perkier :) A mastitis causing foaming at the mouth is certainly unusual, and as Wendy said, does sound more like a poison. I'd have a check around her field and pen to ensure there's nothing nasty there she c...
by claire86
Thu Aug 06, 2009 9:40 pm
Forum: Breeding
Topic: not sure if my sow is in pig?
Replies: 6
Views: 7374

Pictures wouldn't be any good I'm afriad, someone would need to actually go and examine her. Vets around Windsor...try... Wendover Hights Vet Centre 01296 623 439 Valley Vet Group 0118 988 4856 Forest House Vets 01753 858 877 If you explain you just want someone to come take a look at your sow and s...
by claire86
Thu Aug 06, 2009 7:58 pm
Forum: Breeding
Topic: not sure if my sow is in pig?
Replies: 6
Views: 7374

It is possible, though quite unlikely. It does sound confusing, almost like she's giving him mixed signals! The bagging up, nesting and not letting the boar on the bed, all indicate she about ready to pop! But the willingness to mate and swollen vulva indicate she isn't pregnant. Without seeing the ...
by claire86
Wed Aug 05, 2009 6:33 pm
Forum: Breeding
Topic: not sure if my sow is in pig?
Replies: 6
Views: 7374

How do you know she was pregnant? Did you get the vet to scan her or take bloods? If she is standing for the boar to mate her, it may be a sign that she is no longer pregnant, or wasn't in the first place. There is a small possiblilty she is still pregnant, and still standing for the boar, but you'd...
by claire86
Tue Aug 04, 2009 2:44 pm
Forum: Showing
Topic: Hatfield Show
Replies: 8
Views: 9061

any news as to the scheduling of KK classes? Trying to manipulate my shifts on clinics to allow me to come and support/help out! Which day (sat/sun) would be best?
by claire86
Mon Jul 27, 2009 1:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Not worming unless necessary...
Replies: 5
Views: 4266

Worming should be done every 3 to 6 months, depending on the suspected worm burden of the pasture. So checking every 6 months should be fine in your case. If, when checking every 6 months, you begin to see an increasing worm burden, it may be better to check more frequently. Again, work with your ve...
by claire86
Thu Jul 23, 2009 9:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Not worming unless necessary...
Replies: 5
Views: 4266

Basically, before giving any medicine, pros and cons will be weighed up by the vet. With regards to worming, on the whole, we would recommend it, but obviously every case will vary. In this case of the 2 boars, the risk of them picking up worms is low, due to the pasture they are on, so yes, I would...