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Adrian Dawson
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Post by Adrian Dawson » Sat Aug 23, 2014 5:15 pm

We have three 15 month kunekune pigs 2 sows and a boar . What is the best wormer and the quantity we would require

wendy scu
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Re: Worming

Post by wendy scu » Mon Aug 25, 2014 12:07 pm

the best way to worm (particularly if you don't know their worming history) is to give them an injection of Noromectin.

They will need approx 2mls each (the dose is 1ml per 33kgs) injected under the skin on the side of the neck
You can buy this in small bottles and its not expensive - vet, countrywide or other farm supplies will sell it.
if you don't feel confident to inject them yourself you could get a vet out to do it.

Worming granules are also available for pigs (see link below) but these will only do internal parasites whereas the injection will do mange and lice also. The granules are only available in large quantities

http://www.vetuk.co.uk/dog-worming-cat- ... 00g-p-2759

The Rushbury Pig
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Re: Worming

Post by The Rushbury Pig » Tue Sep 02, 2014 6:49 pm

Hi there,

Just to add to Wendy's reply; there are a number of injectable wormers that treat mange, worms and mites. You need to look for the active ingredient Ivermectin. Most of those licensed for pigs end in 'mectin'. It is an intramuscular injection so must go directly into the neck deep enough for it to get through the fat and into the muscle.

I would thoroughly recommend injecting with a slapshot injector. I have put the link below to a youtube clip I made of me demonstrating how to inject with a slapshot. I have also put a link to the vet supplies who you can buy this from.


http://www.yorkvetsupplies.co.uk/produc ... accinator/
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