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by The Rushbury Pig
Tue May 03, 2016 2:47 pm
Forum: Pigs
Topic: Two sixteen month old castrates for rehoming in Shropshire
Replies: 0
Views: 1433

Two sixteen month old castrates for rehoming in Shropshire

Two castrated boars are looking for a new home after a traditional pig breeder spotted them living in unsuitable conditions!

For more details please contact Adrian Holt - Horseshoe Farm
on the Cardington Road. Tel: 07831 345678.
by The Rushbury Pig
Fri Apr 15, 2016 5:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Aggressive sow
Replies: 3
Views: 4694

Re: Aggressive sow

I am so delighted to hear that :D It will be helpful to others to know there is some merit in the comparison and how to deal with a similar situation - dogs, pigs, children, little difference really :lol: I hope she continues to settle and that eventually you can all be totally relaxed in each other...
by The Rushbury Pig
Mon Mar 21, 2016 10:24 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Where to get pedigree papers from
Replies: 1
Views: 1323

Re: Where to get pedigree papers from

A kunekune pig must be ear tagged and registered by the breeder BEFORE it leaves the breeder's holding you are not able to register your pig yourself. You need to contact the breeder and ask them to chase up the pedigree card if it has not been sent. They can do this by contacting me :) They can ema...
by The Rushbury Pig
Fri Mar 18, 2016 1:08 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Pig with Bladder Stones
Replies: 7
Views: 6513

Re: Pig with Bladder Stones

I believe you have spoken to Wendy now on the phone who is one of the people I suggested would be good for contact. She will have been able to tell you pretty much all that is known as her and a close friend have in depth experience of this. This friend has said she is happy for you to call if you w...
by The Rushbury Pig
Thu Mar 17, 2016 1:56 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Pig with Bladder Stones
Replies: 7
Views: 6513

Re: Pig with Bladder Stones

Do you use Facebook?
by The Rushbury Pig
Thu Mar 17, 2016 1:54 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Pig with Bladder Stones
Replies: 7
Views: 6513

Re: Pig with Bladder Stones

Hello there, This is a well known issue with castrated pigs although much more is known about it in the USA. I know a couple of people with experience of castrates with this condition so will alert them to your message on this board. I believe you have to cut right back on hard compound feed and giv...
by The Rushbury Pig
Wed Mar 16, 2016 6:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Aggressive sow
Replies: 3
Views: 4694

Re: Aggressive sow

Hi there, I have seen an old sow behave differently around men but this was fear and she would run away and panic/stress :( Aggression is a very difficult one to deal with and despite her being sensible with females I would always be extremely careful around her and think you need to be extra carefu...
by The Rushbury Pig
Thu Feb 25, 2016 5:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Introducing a new piglet
Replies: 4
Views: 4562

Re: Introducing a new piglet

The only additional advice I would offer in a situation like this is that I put my dog crate in the same area with a corrugated roof on top so that the young pig can sleep in there for a couple of days until the older pigs let them into the main ark. You can even move the crate closer and closer to ...
by The Rushbury Pig
Mon Feb 22, 2016 2:50 pm
Forum: Breeding
Topic: Avoiding in-breeding
Replies: 4
Views: 2303

Re: Avoiding in-breeding

Hi Tim, I completely missed this post at the time, my apologies. The Year Book is just about to come out and will be posted to all members. This has some very useful information in it that will help. We have also introduced an area on the website where you can calculate COI (Coefficient of Inbreedin...
by The Rushbury Pig
Mon Feb 15, 2016 5:09 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Elimination of worms post Noromectin injection
Replies: 3
Views: 1621

Re: Elimination of worms post Noromectin injection

If there were a lot and they continued over a few days than I would consider giving a second dose 2 weeks later :wink: Alternatively take a poo sample and have an egg count done by your vet as this can be quite cost effective - especially if you have more than a few pigs to worm :wink:
by The Rushbury Pig
Fri Feb 12, 2016 5:35 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Elimination of worms post Noromectin injection
Replies: 3
Views: 1621

Re: Elimination of worms post Noromectin injection

Hello!!!!

They generally start to appear around the 5th day after injection and then you don't usually see them for much longer then 2 to 4 days. I suspect it is possible it might go on for a little longer but personally I have never seen this :D
by The Rushbury Pig
Fri Feb 12, 2016 5:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Piri advice please?
Replies: 2
Views: 3137

Re: Piri advice please?

Hi there, The breed standard does say the pire pire should be well attached and if you were showing this would be looked at more critically. With respect to breeding the essential thing is that genetically your boar will carry the fact that he had two Pire Pire in his genetic make up despite the los...
by The Rushbury Pig
Sun Jun 07, 2015 5:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Handling pigs for medication/examination
Replies: 4
Views: 2961

Re: Handling pigs for medication/examination

I think that is likely to be your best option but not the speediest!
by The Rushbury Pig
Sun Jun 07, 2015 4:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Handling pigs for medication/examination
Replies: 4
Views: 2961

Re: Handling pigs for medication/examination

I'm not aware of any cheaper device.

I use a snare for tusk cutting and make a home made 'crush' using a gate and two hurdles.

Whereabouts are you.....I ask because I live near Plaish, south shrops....but this maybe a Plaish somewhere else!
by The Rushbury Pig
Fri May 22, 2015 11:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How do I register a pig
Replies: 5
Views: 3096

Re: How do I register a pig

You will have a holding number for your property and when your pigs arrived you will have phoned Animal Health who will have issued you with a herd number - for example mine is UK FN1344. If your pig is over 12 months old and is going to be moved OR is going to an abbattoir then you need to tag the ...