Iron injection new born piglets

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Kroon
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Iron injection new born piglets

Post by Kroon » Thu Jul 16, 2009 9:46 am

Is it necessecary to give my new-born piglets an iron injection?
Our kunekunes live outside, in the field. Some say it is not nessecary to give iron, because they get everything they need from the soil. Some say we should give the injection anyway.
What is best practice?
Dianne

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Post by wendy scu » Thu Jul 16, 2009 11:53 am

Hi Diane,
i always give an iron injection
definitely better to be safe than sorry.
it is very cheap and so easy,

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Post by Kroon » Thu Jul 16, 2009 12:35 pm

Thank you, Wendy.
We'll do like you say. :)

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Post by coleenandwannekunekune » Sat Nov 28, 2009 2:36 pm

where do you get them from and what age do you give them then?

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Post by wendy scu » Sat Nov 28, 2009 6:31 pm

two days old and you get a bottle from the vet. its very cheap - about ?7 a bottle

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