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Re: late farrowing

Post by The Rushbury Pig » Sat Feb 04, 2012 5:39 pm

Hi Pedro, my email address is therushburypig@aol.com

Good luck over the next few days :)
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Re: late farrowing

Post by pedro1 » Sun Feb 05, 2012 2:49 pm

Is there any food I can feed the sow which is rich in iron as I don't have access to soil at the moment and I don't want to pay a vet for a injection from pedro

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Re: late farrowing

Post by wendy scu » Sun Feb 05, 2012 2:57 pm

no, nothing that she will absorb and pass on to the piglets.
if you don't want to pay the vet, buy a bottle and inject them yourself. it is less than £10 for a bottle which will do about 100 piglets.
As Sam said, its not necessary if you can give them soil in a little tray but if they're all shut in and you want to give them a good start i would do them.

cheaper to inject than to try to save pigs with anaemia :(

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Re: late farrowing

Post by pedro1 » Sun Feb 05, 2012 3:54 pm

I just meant untill I can get some soil is there anything I can do and could I give them soil that you buy from the garden centre or does it need to be straight from the ground from pedro

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Re: late farrowing

Post by pedro1 » Wed Feb 08, 2012 4:26 pm

What type of castration do you suggest asy vet said he would either do a castration at 2 weeks old where I hold them down and he makes a small inscision and take the testciles out or he would wait till they are older and do more of an operation. Also can I use soil from a bag to give the piglets for iron or does it need to be from the ground from pedro

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Re: late farrowing

Post by wendy scu » Wed Feb 08, 2012 6:20 pm

all mine are done at the surgery at about 2-3 weeks of age with gas for anesthetic.
its illegal to do them after 7 days without anesthetic and diong them at home is dodgy as once you have made an incision, if there is a hernia present (which there may well be) there will be nothing you can do to save the piglet. If they are in the surgery under anesthetic, the hernia can be repaired.

not sure if compost/bagged soil would contain the same trace elements but worth a go.

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Re: late farrowing

Post by pedro1 » Wed Feb 08, 2012 6:51 pm

i will try the bagged soil and i will get the vet in to do the surgery at 2-3 weeks old. also how much food shall i give her i know it is 3 lbs plus 0.5 lbs for each piglet but i am also giving her fruit so shall i reduce the amount of the pellets i give her and when can i start letting the piglets go out on the concrete yard as they are locked in the stable at the moment from pedro

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Re: late farrowing

Post by wendy scu » Wed Feb 08, 2012 7:53 pm

you can start to increase her feed now and get it up to 3lbs + 0.5lbs per piglet by the time they are 3 weeks old. i would still give her that amount even if she is having the veg.
you can let them out as soon as you like now as long as they are safe and with their mum. they will go back into bed when they get cold

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Re: late farrowing

Post by pedro1 » Wed Feb 08, 2012 8:30 pm

Ok will start to increase her feed now and will let them out when the weather is a bit warmer also do you think I should lock them in at night so there is no chance of them being eaten by foxes from pedro

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Re: late farrowing

Post by wendy scu » Wed Feb 08, 2012 8:52 pm

yes, definitely shut them in at night

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Re: late farrowing

Post by pedro1 » Wed Feb 08, 2012 9:58 pm

What shall i do about feeding her fruit as I don't know wether the piglets are allowed it so do you think I should just keep feeding her fruit and just cut it up small or what from pedro

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Re: late farrowing

Post by wendy scu » Thu Feb 09, 2012 7:53 am

juat keep feedin her the fruit, when the piglets are able to take some they will but they don't need it - they have her milk.

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Re: late farrowing

Post by pedro1 » Thu Feb 09, 2012 6:07 pm

how much fruit should i be feeding her a day from pedro

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Re: late farrowing

Post by wendy scu » Thu Feb 09, 2012 6:39 pm

i wouldn't worry really. the important thing is the pig food - as long as she gets that then the fruit doesn't really matter. is she on hay or haylage or something too? if she has no grasss then she will need straw, hay or some other form of roughage

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Re: late farrowing

Post by pedro1 » Thu Feb 09, 2012 7:06 pm

she is not on hay or haylage but her bedding is straw so she might be eating some of that do you think i should get some hay or haylage for her from pedro

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