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by simon
Tue Feb 23, 2016 7:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Introducing a new piglet
Replies: 4
Views: 2144

Re: Introducing a new piglet

Consider isolating him for 21 days for biosecurity reasons. After that just put them together, most likely they will bully him for a few days but then it will settle down. But you will need to feed him separately to make sure they won't just eat all the feed. But make certain he is castrated don't t...
by simon
Sat Feb 13, 2016 8:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2015 Photos
Replies: 0
Views: 1652

2015 Photos

I am just finishing the latest year book before it goes to the printers.

Does anyone have a good high res photo for the front/back cover? Particularly if it were from a 2015 show, or the AGM. But failing that cute always wins!

Simon
by simon
Wed Jan 13, 2016 10:30 am
Forum: General Trading Post
Topic: kunekune pigs in Spain / South of France?
Replies: 6
Views: 2559

Re: kunekune pigs in Spain / South of France?

If you email the BKKPS secretary they should be able to put you in touch with members. There are some in france, and I think one in spain now. Generally people transport very young piglets in dog crates. As they get bigger UK law says you need to transport them in a vehicle 'designed for the purpose...
by simon
Wed Dec 30, 2015 7:40 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: boar straining to defacate
Replies: 3
Views: 917

Re: boar straining to defacate

I would defer to whatever the vet has told you. It sounds like he thinks it might be an infection if he has prescribed anti-biotics.
by simon
Tue Dec 29, 2015 3:58 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: boar straining to defacate
Replies: 3
Views: 917

Re: boar straining to defacate

I would give him some silage or haylage if you can get some and ease off on the dry nuts to see if that helps. Fruit/veg as well. I don't know your drinking arrangements, but does he have plenty to go at all day? But don't leave it long before you take him to the vet. Probably a quick injection of a...
by simon
Mon Dec 21, 2015 9:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: rehoming
Replies: 2
Views: 1810

Re: rehoming

I was wondering if I could ask you about the sow?
16 is a ripe old age. Have you had her from birth, and whats her pedigree?
by simon
Tue Dec 08, 2015 8:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Regional Administrator in Shropshire
Replies: 2
Views: 1827

Re: Regional Administrator in Shropshire

Regional Representatives are listed here:
http://www.britishkunekunesociety.org.uk/contact.aspx
by simon
Sun Dec 06, 2015 10:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Kunekune in the home
Replies: 4
Views: 2132

Re: Kunekune in the home

You could contact your regional rep who should be able to put you in touch with people

http://www.britishkunekunesociety.org.uk/contact.aspx
by simon
Sat Dec 05, 2015 1:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Kunekune in the home
Replies: 4
Views: 2132

Re: Kunekune in the home

Pigs are not suitable animals to be kept in a house. The best thing to do is go and visit a couple of BKKPS members near you and spend sometime with the pigs. I think when you've spent time with pigs and their owners you will agree.
by simon
Sat Nov 14, 2015 6:53 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Boar piglet with a head tilt
Replies: 4
Views: 1163

Re: Boar piglet with a head tilt

A head tilt caused by an infection wouldn't affect his DNA, so therefore wouldn't be passed onto any offspring. I wouldn't imagine it would affect his performance as a stud boar.
by simon
Mon Aug 10, 2015 7:46 pm
Forum: Breeding
Topic: Estimating weight and assessing age/size when gilt is big en
Replies: 1
Views: 962

Re: Estimating weight and assessing age/size when gilt is bi

I agree that the traditional methods of estimating aren't great with Kunekunes. Its difficult if you don't have scales, but trying to pick them up and guessing is as good a way as any. I never put a gilt to a boar until its at least 12months old. They tend to have growth spurts around a year where t...
by simon
Mon Aug 10, 2015 7:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Weed killer
Replies: 3
Views: 2113

Re: Weed killer

I think some weedkillers have a withdrawal period of a week.

You could find a contractor who has a 'weedwiper' - a machine that coats long growth instead of spraying the entire field. But theres still a withdrawl period.
by simon
Thu Jul 23, 2015 11:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pet and Smallholder Pig Survey
Replies: 0
Views: 1740

Pet and Smallholder Pig Survey

Liverpool University: Some of your members may have participated in our Pet and Smallholder Pig Survey last year. We would be very grateful if you could pass on the following information to your members. We got some interesting results which we have now published in the veterinary press. We have mad...