Handling pigs for medication/examination

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Plaishfarm
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Handling pigs for medication/examination

Post by Plaishfarm » Mon Jun 01, 2015 6:26 pm

Hi, Does anyone know of the best design, or anyone who makes a holding crate/box that I can use to manage things like injections - I reckon I could make something, but a proper secure design would be better. The nearest I can find is a £3,000 plus sheep race. I find the snare tricky on my own. Many thanks.

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Re: Handling pigs for medication/examination

Post by The Rushbury Pig » Sun Jun 07, 2015 4:44 pm

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!
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Re: Handling pigs for medication/examination

Post by Plaishfarm » Sun Jun 07, 2015 5:22 pm

Thanks for reply. I am on the Isle of Wight. I designed a box with gates to funnel pig in and an upwards sliding gate at front but it has been costed by a joiner at £750 and would not be ready until end of July, this is a typical problem with contractors here.

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Re: Handling pigs for medication/examination

Post by The Rushbury Pig » Sun Jun 07, 2015 5:36 pm

I think that is likely to be your best option but not the speediest!
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Re: Handling pigs for medication/examination

Post by simon » Fri Jun 19, 2015 10:02 am

I have one of these http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/201368088475

but I rarely use it. Better to practice injecting so they can't feel it.

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