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Post by jjstyle on Tue Apr 17, 2018 11:19 am

Can you expierenced pig keepers give me some advise on how to maintain healthy pigs.
Do you worm your pigs regularly?
What other medications if any will a pig need while growing them out.

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Post by Drowned_pig on Tue Apr 17, 2018 11:28 am

We’ve only ever got pigs for fattening - usually the breeder we’ve bought them from has given them an initial worming dose but we’ve never had to do anything else - mind you we only have them for about 6 months, maybe if you’re keeping them longer they might need something......?
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Post by wayland on Tue Apr 17, 2018 5:41 pm

I have kept breeding sows many years back. There were far less regulation in them days so as far as medication/ inoculation is concerned I would be of little help. More recently we have only kept weaners for fattening and being heritage breeds (including pot bellies) they were tough and pretty much bomb proof, providing they are kept as naturally as possible. The problems occur when intensification steps in.
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Post by Deryn on Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:22 pm

We have only kept them for fattening too. So sorry, no info here.

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Post by jjstyle on Tue Apr 17, 2018 10:47 pm

From the sounds of it. You dont seem to have to worry about worming pigs while fattening them. Thats great cos that will be my intention for them also. I wont be keeping breeding stock.

Is there any law that says you have to get more than one pig? I understand they are social animals and should be kept in pairs but if i could i would ideally like to keep just one at a time.

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Post by Sean Ph'lib on Wed Apr 18, 2018 12:06 am

You're much better off to keep two. They will thrive far better than a lone pig and if you don't want both, you can sell one and he'll more than likely pay for the fattening of both.

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Post by wayland on Wed Apr 18, 2018 9:33 am

I would never keep just one of any stock animal.
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Post by Carlarua on Fri Jun 29, 2018 8:10 am

We give ours a worm dose as soon as we get them as piglets, and that's it.
We get them in a pair, as they seem to do better and are happier with company ; we keep one, and a friend of ours takes the other and we both contribute towards the cost of keeping them
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