We Pigs News for 05-31-2018

Global animal health organization says pigs should be housed in groups · A Humane Nation

Photo by The HSUS. The World Organization for Animal Health, an international body that sets standards for animal health in international trade, says that sows should be housed in groups because they are social animals. On May 24th, veterinary delegates to the World Organization for Animal Health in Paris, which has 181 member countries, voted to include a new chapter on the welfare of pigs in the organization’s Terrestrial Animal Health Code. The code is not binding on member countries, but recommendations may be used as a basis for animal welfare legislation, and are referenced as an authoritative source of animal welfare information by governments. In many of these member countries, industrial farming is rising sharply, but animal welfare is still a new concept. 

In 2016, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations estimated that more than half of the nearly 1.5 billion pigs in the world are raised in intensive production systems, including gestation crates, which are cages so small that the animals cannot even turn around. The chapter further advises that animal handlers be trained and skilled, and that daily animal inspections be conducted. The chapter recommends the pigs be provided with environmental enrichment, such as straw bedding, allowing them to perform their natural foraging and rooting behavior. Humane Society International contributed to the development of the draft chapter through our membership in the International Coalition for Animal Welfare, the official body of animal protection organizations recognized by the OIE. A number of nations, including New Zealand, Israel, India, Sweden and the United Kingdom, have banned gestation crates and their use is restricted in the European Union and Canada. 

The industry is phasing out their continual use in South Africa and Australia, and in Brazil, one of the world’s largest pork producers and exporters, HSI has worked with many of the country’s most prominent producers to move the industry toward group housing for sows, which is more humane. Stateside, the Humane Society of the United States has helped grocers, restaurants, hospitality and food service retailers and other corporations enact purchasing policies that don’t allow gestation crates. We have led successful campaigns to pass legislation banning or phasing out the use of gestation crates in 10 states, and in California, we are poised to place a measure on the November 2018 ballot that would end the intensive confinement of breeding sows, hens and calves and the sale of products that come from these animals. The market is shifting toward higher welfare systems and failing to keep up serves neither the animals nor the farmers. 

Keywords: [“Animal”,”welfare”,”sows”]
Source: https://blog.humanesociety.org/2018/05/global-animal-health-body…

Polluting Pigs Hit Again Over Air Emissions in Iowa

Imagine settling into an idyllic country locale only to have a polluting pig CAFO move in next door. Living near a CAFO can be like being held prisoner in your home, unable to go outside because the air has been tainted. In one of the latest cases, Iowa residents are suing the Iowa Department of Natural Resources over noxious air emissions being released by local CAFOs. In December 2017, four residents of northeast Iowa petitioned the state’s DNR, asking them to regulate emissions from CAFOs. While Iowa code requires CAFOs to retain its manure prior to disposal, the petition noted that the CAFOs are venting manure-laden air into the surrounding environment 24/7:1. 

The petition cited research by Jillian Fry of Johns Hopkins University, which noted the health and environmental risks posed by CAFOs and the inability of state agencies to address the related public health concerns. The next step for the residents was to file a lawsuit asking for regulation of the emissions, in particular because the area is now home to CAFOs raising some 25,000 pigs all within 5 miles of an elementary school. If left as is, the resulting fumes would kill the animals, so the CAFOs use fans to blow the toxic air out of the building – and into the surrounding communities. While Iowa regulates CAFO manure in liquid form, this doesn’t cover the manure particles found in CAFO air emissions, which aren’t regulated. For children, living near the state’s many CAFOs can pose serious health consequences. 

She’s right to be concerned, as a number of studies have looked into the effects of CAFO air emissions on schools and children’s health, with disturbing findings. The simplest solution to the complex problems created by CAFOs is to turn away from the CAFO model entirely and toward the much more sustainable, humane and healthier grass fed model. 

Keywords: [“CAFO”,”health”,”pig”]
Source: http://www.healthglu.com/uncategorized/polluting-pigs-hit-again-over-air…

NiV faultline

VIRUS. The virus is named after the Malaysian village where it was first discovered and belongs to Henipavirus. RESERVOIR. Fruit bats of the Pteropus species have been identified as natural reservoirs of the Nipah Virus. The NiV is highly contagious among pigs and is spread by coughing. 

In previous epidemics, humans were infected with NiV only through close contact with infected pigs. Transmission of the virus to humans may occur after direct contact with infected bats, infected pigs, or from other NiV infected people. Human-to-human transmission of NiV has been reported in recent outbreaks in India and Bangladesh, demonstrating a risk of transmission of the virus from infected patients to healthcare workers through contact with infected secretions, excretions, blood or tissues. Wire screens can help prevent contact with bats when pigs are raised in open-sided pig sheds. Preventive strategies include interventions to prevent farm animals from acquiring NiV eating fruit contaminated by bats. 

Nipah virus which commonly affects animals such as bats, pigs, dogs, horses can spread from animals to humans and can sometimes cause serious illness among humans. Spread of Nipah virus to humans may occur after close contact with other Nipah infected people, infected bats, or infected pigs. Bat secretions laden with virus can infect people during fruit tree climbing, eating/handling contaminated fallen fruits or consuming raw date palm sap/juice or toddy. Persons with direct contact with sick pigs or their contaminated tissues, persons in close contact with a Nipah virus affected deceased during burial or cremation rituals or health care workers having direct contact with probable or confirmed cases without using standard precautionary measures are also at a high risk of developing the infection. 

Keywords: [“Virus”,”bat”,”pig”]
Source: http://www.dailypioneer.com/pioneer-health/niv-faultline.html

We Pigs News for 05-31-2018

NOT-OD-15-158: NIH Research Involving Introduction of Human Pluripotent Cells into Non-Human Vertebrate Animal Pre-Gastrulation Embryos

The National Institutes of Health is informing the research community that it will not fund research in which human pluripotent cells are introduced into non-human vertebrate animal pre-gastrulation stage embryos while the Agency considers a possible policy revision in this area. The field of regenerative medicine, largely through the use of human pluripotent cells, has progressed to the stage in which some scientists are considering employing early stage animal embryos to grow human tissue and organs. This section governs research using hESCs and human induced pluripotent stem cells, i.e., human cells that are capable of dividing without differentiating for a prolonged period in culture and are known to develop into cells and tissues of the three primary germ layers. Research in which hESCs or human induced pluripotent stem cells are introduced into non-human primate blastocysts. Research involving the breeding of animals where the introduction of hESCs or human induced pluripotent stem cells may contribute to the germ line. 

Given the rapid expansion of potential research models employed beyond the scope described above, NIH would like to undertake a deliberative process to evaluate the state of the science in this area, the ethical issues that should be considered, and the relevant animal welfare concerns associated with these types of studies. Effective with the date of this Notice, NIH will not fund any new or competing grant applications or contract proposals for research in which human pluripotent cells are introduced into non-human vertebrate animal pre-gastrulation stage embryos. Current research funding: NIH will not consider requests for administrative supplements or revisions to any grants or modification to R&D contracts that include costs for or involve research introducing human pluripotent cells into non-human vertebrate animal pre-gastrulation stage embryos. Ongoing NIH awards will be addressed with the awardees on a case-by-case basis. Peer reviewed competing applications: Any grant applications previously submitted to the NIH and already reviewed which propose to introduce human pluripotent cells into non-human vertebrate animal pre-gastrulation stage embryos will be held for funding decisions until NIH has issued a policy notification. 

Competing applications/contract proposals pending submission and/or peer review: NIH will not review applications or contract proposals for research proposing to introduce human pluripotent cells into non-human vertebrate animal pre-gastrulation stage embryos until NIH has issued a policy notification. No contracts proposing research in which human pluripotent cells are introduced into non-human vertebrate animal pre-gastrulation stage embryos will be awarded until further notice. 

Keywords: [“human”,”cells”,”research”]
Source: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-15-158.html

Moveable Magnets Used to Forge Gastric Bypass in Pigs

MONDAY, May 21 – In a scenario reminiscent of the film Fantastic Voyage, researchers have found a way to perform nearly surgery-free gastric bypass procedures in pigs using only a local anesthetic. The procedure, done with moveable magnets, is completed in less than a half-hour, the researchers said, and reroutes the digestive tract without leaving behind any foreign material. Thompson, an assistant professor at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, is presenting his findings at the Digestive Disease Week meeting of gastroenterologists in San Diego. Gastric or intestinal bypass surgery is effective treatment against obesity, diabetes and even some cancers and involves rerouting different parts of the intestine so that certain areas of the digestive tract are no longer needed. The procedure typically involves invasive surgery, with all its attendant complications and risks. 

The procedure used in this study is called SAMSEN. Here, researchers inserted two magnets via a catheter into the foregut and the hindgut of five pigs. Within a few days this method worked to create a surgical bypass that connected two previously separate parts of the gastrointestinal tract. The procedure, if validated in other animal models and in humans, might someday aid in the fight against obesity, diabetes and even some forms of cancer, the authors stated. Similar procedures have been tried before but they involved just one magnet, meaning that only small bypasses could be performed. 

Currently, capsule endoscopies rely on the digestive tract’s natural movements to move it through the system. The human volunteer in this study was the study’s senior author, 69-year-old Naotake Ohtsuka, president of Mu Ltd., which developed the device. In a third and final study being presented at the meeting, researchers determined that a new high-definition, dual-focus colonoscope may enable doctors to diagnose during a colonoscopy whether small polyps in the colon are benign or malignant. 

Keywords: [“study”,”procedure”,”digestive”]
Source: https://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=158428

My guinea pig has crusty dry skin on her lower back. I gave her a “bath” but the crustiness still exists. It is almost

There are two likely possibilities for what your GP is experiencing. The most likely by far is a mite infestation specifically sarcoptes mites. We see this sometimes on a weekly basis in our clinic. These mites can travel in by other guinea pigs, food, bedding, or be in the guinea pigs and not causing a problem until one day they come out of dormancy and start to cause your pig pain or itchiness or both. The skin becomes very flaky and progresses to having the hair fall out very easily. 

If this condition is present it is not an emergency but does require veterinary attention to give the right meds to get rid of the mites. The other possibility but much less likely is ringworm. This can come from a lot of places in the environment and can cause the symptoms you are describing. I would avoid lotions for a couple of reasons, most guinea pigs do not find the humor in topical meds, some lotions have ingredients and perfumes that GP’s don’t like, and third the lotions are usually very ineffective. Dr. 

Dan and 87 other Veterinary Specialists are ready to help you. 

Keywords: [“pig”,”mite”,”lotions”]
Source: https://www.justanswer.com/veterinary/268tq-hi-my-guinea-pig…

We Pigs News for 05-30-2018

Scientists Reanimate Disembodied Pigs’ Brains

Summary: Following recent news that scientist have successfully reanimated the brains of dead pigs by pumping them with artificial blood and restoring ‘life’ for 36 hours, a new study considers how reanimation of human brains and head transplants might impact us psychologically. In a recent meeting at the National Institutes of Health, Yale neuroscientist Nenad Sestan revealed that his team has successfully reanimated the brains of dead pigs recovered from a slaughterhouse. Admittedly, the pigs’ brains did not regain consciousness, but Sestan acknowledged that restoring awareness is a possibility. Crucially, he also disclosed that the technique could work on primate brains, and that the brains could be kept alive indefinitely. According to some, it is impossible for a disembodied brain to house anything like a normal human mind. 

They say his brain will be overwhelmed by the unfamiliar chemical and electrical signals sent to it by his new body, and it could send him mad. A disembodied brain would be likely to react similarly – but because it would be unable to signal its distress, or do anything to bring its suffering to an end, it would be even worse. To end up as a disembodied human brain may well be to suffer a fate worse than death. It is far from clear whether your disembodied brain would even be you. Some working in this area think we are purely psychological beings, and so could survive as disembodied brains so long as our memories and personalities were preserved. 

We should also be deeply concerned about the possibility of reanimating conscious human brains from an ethical standpoint. According to this view, irrespective of whether your disembodied conscious brain would be you, it would still be an entity with full moral status. So the bottom line is this: to keep a disembodied conscious human brain alive may well be to subject an entity with full moral status to an existence of hellish tedium, or to the mental torture of inescapable madness. 

Keywords: [“brain”,”disembodied”,”body”]
Source: http://neurosciencenews.com/pig-brain-reanimation-8970

Troubles a 4 year old guinea pig

There were three guinea pigs and one rabbit, who all lived happily together. Strictly speaking, rabbits are not meant to be kept with guinea pigs because they don’t always get on, but all four animals seemed to be good friends, so Paddy decided to continue to keep them all together. The guinea pigs, especially, are playful creatures, often running and jumping together. Paddy had noticed that the two other ones often seemed to pick on Troubles, jumping on his back, but he presumed that this was just the way that guinea pigs played, and Troubles never seemed to mind. When Paddy went to collect them after the holiday, he noticed was that Troubles had put on weight. 

He had always been a trim, lean guinea pig, but now he had a big pot belly. Paddy’s first thought was that perhaps Troubles had been given too much food while he’d been away, but the other guinea pigs seemed as slim as ever, so this did not really add up. The tiny skeletons of two baby guinea pigs could be seen in Troubles’ abdomen. Paddy quickly set up special maternity arrangements: Troubles is being moved to her own cage and run, so she can rear her young safely away from the others. Paddy isn’t yet sure what he’ll do with the baby guinea pigs, but he’s hoping a friend will take them. 

He’s probably going to find another female guinea pig to keep with her, in a separate guinea pig house and run. I’ve double checked that his other guinea pigs are both male, and in due course, I’ll be checking Troubles’ babies. 

Keywords: [“Paddy”,”Troubles”,”guinea”]
Source: https://www.petethevet.com/troubles-a-4-year-old-guinea-pig

We Pigs News for 05-27-2018

Guinea pigs make wonderful, interactive pets, but they do require some specific care in order to keep them healthy. If there were lots of uninfected guinea pigs to balance out their infected friends, this might not be such a problem. If the remaining guinea pigs happen to carry T. cruzi, the parasite becomes concentrated in a smaller population. Wire mesh bottoms should NEVER be used for guinea pigs due to the risk of feet becoming trapped and subsequent injury. 

Behavior – Guinea pigs generally have social and vivacious personalities. We recommend keeping guinea pigs in pairs or small groups if they have been neutered/spayed. Intact males may fight and since there are so many homeless guinea pigs out there, intact male/female pairs should be avoided. Vitamin C deficiency: Guinea pigs require vitamin C every day to survive. Upper respiratory infection/Pneumonia: This is one of the most common bacterial diseases of pet guinea pigs. 

Guinea pigs are tail-less rodents with long, short, or sometimes wild hair that ranges in color. Described as cuddly and comical, guinea pigs love to vocalize with squeals, chirps, squeaks, and whistles. Guinea pigs are hardy little animals, and their easy care makes them especially affordable pets! 

Keywords: [“Pig”,”Guinea”,”Pet”]
Source: http://www.wepigs.com/we-pigs-news-for-05-27-2018-2

We Pigs News for 05-30-2018

Guinea Pig Care – Diet, Cages, health

The Humane Society of the United States

Most cages marketed for guinea pigs are way too small. Guinea pigs need appropriate room to roam and separate spaces for a nest, bathroom area, and food and water. Guinea pigs are one of the largest rodents kept as pets and yet their typical cage is only marginally roomier than housing for much smaller relatives like hamsters and gerbils. While small animal cages often utilize vertical space to increase living area and encourage climbing, digging and burrowing, guinea pigs rely on floor space. Adequate room to exercise means that your guinea pigs are less likely to develop medical conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, bumblefoot, and anal impaction. 

Larger spaces are actually easier to clean because they prevent the build-up of waste and allow guinea pigs to separate their bathroom area from other activities. Once you’ve selected the right housing for your guinea pigs, you’ll need to determine where in your home they will live. Don’t put your guinea pig’s cage in an unheated room, breezeway, garage or other chilly location. Noise: Guinea pigs have very sensitive hearing and their cages should not be placed next to stereos, televisions or other loud noises. For sanitary reasons, don’t keep your guinea pig’s cage in your kitchen or other area where food is prepared. 

Make sure your guinea pig’s cage is safe from other pets who may see them as prey. Outdoor exercise for guinea pigs should be supervised to reduce risks and for short periods of time in good weather. 

Keywords: [“pig”,”guinea”,”cage”]
Source: http://www.humanesociety.org/animals/guinea_pigs/tips/guinea_pig_housing.html

# Symptoms Of Gestational # Peripheral Artery Disease Diabetes

The REAL cause of Diabetes,Symptoms Of Gestational Some of the most common medications from strange sources and chances are you have one on the strange prescription drugs in the medicine cabinet and dont have a clue of the odd decent. Symptoms Of Gestational 3 Possess the saying tummy to mummy which means you should hold child so that his is actually close to you. Symptoms Of Gestational It is not only the overuse of muscles which can shoulder pain arthritis is the culprit. Symptoms Of Gestational Weight control is quite an important things in Diabetes type 2 diabetes because additional fat render it difficult to make or utilize insulin. Symptoms Of Gestational Guard medical of your teeth. 

Are usually have diabetes you are going to prone to gum infections that usually to hassles. Reduce your risk for gum disease by brushing your teeth twice the day. It is extremely important to floss your teeth at least once every single day. In order to your dentist about because you have diabetes hell be able to offer some good advice on better mouth. Symptoms Of Gestational People check out their doctors asking because of drugs hoping theyll find some getting rid of suffering. 

For example just recently the drug Avandia were accustomed to how to treat diabetes was restricted as a result of potential risks of heart gnaws. See what your medical symptoms could mean, and learn about possible conditions. 

Keywords: [“Gestational”,”Symptoms”,”Diabetes”]
Source: http://diabeteseex.com/type.2.diabetes.guidelines/symptoms.of.gestational…

How to Give Your Guinea Pig a Good, Healthy Diet: 8 Steps

Guinea pigs require a healthy and balanced diet in order to live a happy life. Continue reading this wikiHow article to find out more on providing your guinea pig with a healthy and happy diet. Use alfalfa based pellets for guinea pigs under 6 month old and timothy based pellets for older guinea pigs. Pellets with treats inside shouldn’t be bought even if your guinea pig enjoys it. Often the guinea pig will go more for the treats rather than the nutritional pellet…. 2. 

Your guinea pig should have a constant access to hay as they are grazing animals that need to be chewing on something constantly. One adult guinea pig should have 1 cup of fresh vegetables per day. Capsicums should be given every day as they contain enough vitamin C to keep your guinea pig healthy. To give a good diet it is your job to know which foods are dangerous to guinea pigs. Do not give your guinea pig grass or lawn clippings. 

If you have chemical free grass with nothing dangerous including no dogs/cats urine then your guinea pig will love to graze there. It’s not recommended to buy treat from the pet store because they usually contain ingredients that aren’t good for guinea pigs such as seeds in treat sticks, milk in yogurt drops and other harmful stuff. 

Keywords: [“Guinea”,”pig”,”treat”]
Source: https://www.wikihow.com/Give-Your-Guinea-Pig-a-Good,-Healthy-Diet

JR Farm Guinea Food: Great Deals on Small Pet Food at zooplus: JR Farm Grainless Complete Guinea Pig

A natural blend of grasses, aromatic herbs, flowers and vegetables for guinea pigs, 100% free from grain and grain by-products, with the added plus of vitamin C and parsley. Grainless Complete for guinea pigs is a tasty and healthy complete diet for small mammals that is completely free from grains and grain by-products! Guinea Pig Grainless Complete contains 100% gently pressed QuadBits, which combine all the special Grainless components and also support the wearing down of teeth due to the special shape of the food. The optimal blend of ingredients prevents your pet from being picky about which ingredients it will and won’t eat. The blend contains a variety of grasses, herbs, flowers and vegetables. 

Grainless is particularly low in calcium and the high fibre content supports digestion and the natural wearing down of teeth. Grainless Complete is also rich in vitamins, important trace elements and even contains unsaturated fatty acids from fresh linseed, fennel and black onion seed. No artificial colours, flavours or genetically modified ingredients are used in this food. The small pet food is also free from ingredients with high sugar content like pomace and coarse meal. 

Keywords: [“Grainless”,”ingredients”,”Complete”]
Source: http://www.zooplus.com/shop/rodents/food/guinea_pig/jr_farm/178337

We Pigs News for 05-29-2018

Guinea Pig Care : Traveling With Pet Guinea Pigs

‘G-Force’ likely to put guinea pigs atop pet list

After the movie comes out animal activists say it will be real life guinea pigs who need rescuing. Some guinea pig rescue groups have already posted pleas to those who might rush out to buy the furry little rodents. Past movie pets attest to trend It’s happened before. In real life, guinea pigs are noisy, eat and poop all the time, require big and clean cages, don’t swim and can be expensive to care for if they get sick, she said, adding that they should be kept out of the hands of young children. Guinea pigs actually rather fragile A guinea pig can scare or startle easily and if a child doesn’t have a good hold, it will run off. 

She is worried about the big plastic balls used in the movie and sold in pet stores. She has already been asked if she has a guinea pig that looks like one of the agents. About 795,000 homes have guinea pigs as pets, according to the American Pet Products Association, based in Greenwich, Conn. Volunteers from most guinea pig rescue groups will beef up opening weekend public education programs in an effort to prevent impulse buys, said Susan Lee, director and CEO of the Costa Mesa group. Jan Davidson, founder of Deerbrook Guinea Pig and Rabbit Haven in Oakhurst, said other rescue workers have been asking her what to do. 

Disney is aware of the power of the movies and works to promote a strong pet responsibility message, a studio spokeswoman said. Potsus, who has four guinea pigs, hopes parents will fudge a little to protect the animals. Instead of delicate animals who can’t talk, shoot or travel through space, Davidson suggested an alternative for children who want to re-enact stunts with the movie’s stars: guinea pigs of the stuffed or plastic variety. 

Keywords: [“guinea”,”pig”,”movie”]
Source: http://www.nbcnews.com/id/32090080

Pot-Bellied Pig Nutrition

Your pig’s diet begins with a good quality pig food formulated specifically for potbellied pigs. Some pigs can get fat on 2 cups of pig food a day and some will need much more to maintain a healthy body weight. Should you pig become ill and need surgery, ultra sound, radio-graphic examination are hindered, anesthesia is a high risk and the obese pig is at a much higher risk for post surgical complications. It is much better to provide your pet pig a good quality potbellied pig food such as Heartland, well-balanced diet of vegetables, and adequate grazing time than to supplement its diet with vitamins. Some human foods are not appropriate for the pet pig. 

If a pig ingests too many acorns, over a period of time, the pig can exhibit a toxic reaction. On the other hand, some misinformed people believe feeding their pig a small amount of food each day will make their pig structurally smaller than other potbellies. To keep you pig in the best condition you must help to control your pig’s diet by providing it with the correct amount of a nutritionally sound food such as any of the Heartland Products. The exact amount of feed given to your pig is based on your pig’s body condition. Your adult pig is fed approximately 3 to 4 cups of pig food a day, split between two meals. 

Elder-Aide GMHeartland has combined Elder-Aide, Glucosamine and MSM, three of the best pain relief remedies available for pet pigs today, and established the best over-all pet pig pain deliverance. In most cases a well balanced diet of a good potbellied pig food such as Heartland feeds and supplemental vegetables, with grazing time will provide your pig all the nutrition it needs. 

Keywords: [“pig”,”food”,”feed”]
Source: http://healthypigs.easystorecreator.com/pig_nutrition.asp

-Pot Bellied Pigs Resources

The average lifespan of potbellied pigs is approximately 10-15 years, with some pigs living into their 20s. The quality of care a pig receives throughout its life has a great influence on longevity. Senior pigs are a new phenomenon in this country since the first pot-bellied pigs were imported to the United States only about 25 years ago. Agricultural swine medicine contributes greatly to our understanding of health and disease in pet pigs. Much of what is recommend comes from literature on geriatric people, dogs, and cats, and your veterinarian’s own experienced with senior pigs. 

Pigs’ teeth did not evolve to last as long as pet pigs today may live. Many senior pigs are quiet and inactive for a day or two after anesthesia. Non-steroidal anti inflammatory pain relieving medications are successfully used to reduce pain for many arthritic pigs. Blood testing should be performed at least twice a year in older pigs who are taking prescription pain medications. Overweight pigs are more prone to arthritis, heart disease, and many of the same problems that affect overweight and obese people. 

A wellness exam should be scheduled for older pigs every six months to a year, and routine blood testing should be performed at least once a year to help catch problems early. Older pigs may be prone to developing tumors or cancer so any concerns should be reported to your veterinarian in a timely manner. Senior pigs must have their hooves inspected regularly and trimmed as needed. 

Keywords: [“pig”,”help”,”hooves”]
Source: http://azeah.com/pot-bellied-pigs/senior-care

We Pigs News for 05-29-2018


Guinea pig health

Antibiotic Types and Handling Practices in Disease Management among Pig Farms in Ashanti Region, Ghana

The types of antibiotics used by 110 pig farms in the Ashanti region and the handling practices of the farmers during disease management were assessed. Misdiagnosis and inadequate protection during antibiotic handling in the farms increased the risk of antibiotic resistance development and spread. The factors affecting antibiotic resistance development and spread are rife in pig farms in Ashanti region and appropriate education and veterinary interventions are needed to prevent resistant bacteria from becoming endemic in pork and pig farm communities. The use of antimicrobials in livestock and the husbandry practices of the farmers have been implicated as a cause of antibiotic resistance [2, 3]. Pig farmers use antibiotics for treatment, metaphylaxis, prophylaxis, and growth promotion in their farm animals [1, 2, 4]. 

The relatively larger farm animal populations consume more than half the antibiotics produced globally [4-6]. Diseases among pigs tend to reduce productivity by reducing feed conversion efficiency, slowing growth rate, and increasing mortalities. Because of the central role of antibiotics in disease management, a study of prevalent diseases and their management practices will aid in informing practical interventions that will aim at reducing the development and spread of antibiotic resistance as a result of antibiotic use in disease management. The absence of data on the type of antibiotics used and their handling practices on pig farms, especially in Ghana and Africa, is detrimental to our understanding of the factors leading to antibiotic resistance. As a step to encourage surveillance studies that shall help researchers track the factors influencing bacterial resistance, this study assessed the antibiotic types and their handling practices among pig farmers in disease management, allowing for recommendations to contain and prevent the development and spread of resistant bacteria through the food chain. 

Table 1: Types of antibiotics used by pig farmers in selected districts in the Ashanti region of Ghana. The types and handling practices of antibiotics used in both clinical and veterinary medicine have been implicated in the development and spread of resistant bacterial phenotypes that is affecting the therapeutic efficacy of current antibiotics and food security [1, 2, 7]. This study aimed at assessing the practices and types of antibiotics prevalent on Ghanaian pig farms, using the Ashanti region as a case study. The use of antibiotics intended for clinical use is advised against as a cause of the spread of antibiotic resistance from farms to communities and treatment centres [3, 7]. Hence, the use of mainly veterinary antibiotics for basically therapeutic purposes among the farms reduces the risks of antibiotics resistance development and spread. 

Nevertheless, the farms mainly depended on the tetracyclines, sulphadimidine, dihydrostreptomycin, and benzylpenicillin for the management of most diseases. The farmers depended more on fellow farmers than veterinarians for antibiotic knowledge, which resulted in the use of the same antibiotics and similar handling practices among farms in close proximity or within the same district. Errors in antibiotic handling and administration were common among the farms. Inadequate knowledge about antibiotics and their effect on the environment and public health among pig farmers made them use and dispose of antibiotics imprudently, increasing the risk of antibiotic resistance development and spread. Education on the importance of pro- and prebiotics, improved farm hygienic practices, strict laws regarding the sales, and use of antibiotics and increased veterinarian interventions on the farms are important to limit the occurrence of diseases and subsequent use of antibiotics. 

Keywords: [“farm”,”Antibiotic”,”used”]
Source: https://www.hindawi.com/journals/jvm/2014/531952

Chefs fight for the right to serve their pork pink

The Chartered Institute for Environmental Health, which represents food inspectors, highlights a recent report for the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs which revealed that the number of human hepatitis E cases increased by 39% between 2011 and 2012. Critics insist that pink pork tastes better and is not a health risk, providing certain guidelines are followed. Over the summer a pop-up restaurant run by the Ginger Pig company, the upmarket chain of butchers in London, served more than 2,000 people a ribeye cut of pork shoulder taken off the bone and served pink without incident. Swift said there was a noticeable trend for restaurants to serve their pork on the pink side. She pointed to the increasing number of Spanish-influenced restaurants, such as the José tapas bar and its sister restaurant Pizarro, both in Bermondsey, London, which have won rapturous reviews for serving a speciality, Ibérico pork, presented extremely rare. 

José Pizarro, whose restaurant was voted best last year at both the Food and Travel Magazine Awards and the World Food Awards, said that when he first started out working in restaurants in London 14 years ago his employers thought he was mad for serving rare pork. Concerns about undercooked pork stretch back to the foot and mouth crisis of 2001 which was triggered by pigs being fed on scraps containing animal products, including that from their own species. Feeding pigs on scraps was banned in the UK as a result of the crisis. Morris said the reputation of the supplier was still no guarantee that the meat was not carrying hepatitis E. An investigation by the Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency found hepatitis E in 49% of pigs in Scotland. 

The trend for pork to be be served pink intensified in 2011 when the US Department of Agriculture lowered the recommended minimum cooking temperature of pork by 15 degrees Fahrenheit. Chefs and food critics complain that inspectors have been over-zealous in applying the rules governing the cooking of meat. Morris defended the right of food inspectors to intervene in the debate. 

Keywords: [“pork”,”food”,”served”]
Source: https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2013/sep/21/chefs-pork-pink

We Pigs News for 05-28-2018

Guinea Pig Eyes: Conditions and Eyedrop Treatment

Guinea Pig Tips

Guinea pigs are extremely fragile, and are more prone to illness then other pets. We’ve listed some of the most common health problems in guinea pigs that you may experience Sneezing, Discharge of the Nose Sometimes, your guinea pig can become allergic to his bedding. Despite what some people say, guinea pigs are extremely low maintenance pets, and easy to take care of. Guinea Pigs Nails Your guinea pig’s nails are going to need trimming, or they will get long and painful. Giving your guinea pigs rocks, rough stones, bricks, and other, similar. 

Most people choose not to breed simply because they don’t have the room for the extra piggies. Others realize that they don’t have the time, or money, to keep the little puppies. Make sure there aren’t too many guinea pig breeders in your area! If there are too many, there’s going a lot of competition,. One Guinea Pig, Two Guinea Pig, Three Guinea Pig, More While one guinea pig is probably enough to keep you entertained and alert, you should put some serious thought into purchasing two guinea pigs or more. 

Not only are guinea pigs extremely social creatures, they love the company of others. 

Keywords: [“pig”,”Guinea”,”more”]
Source: http://guineapigtips.com

037 Gene Editing Virus Resistant Pigs

The African Swine Fever Virus is a devastating pathogen that leads to fatal disease in domesticated swine. Scientists at the Roslin Institute led by Prof. Bruce Whitelaw have made an important advance for domestic pig health and welfare. Wild African pigs like warthogs do not get the disease. Researchers at Roslin have studied the genes associated with viral infection, and found what is likely a critical difference between the wild and domestic pigs. 

Using new gene editing technology, the change in wild pigs has been created in domestic pigs, and they will be tested for resistance to the virus this year. This example is one of may that is coming in animal, plant, and fungal genetic improvement through gene editing. 

Keywords: [“pig”,”gene”,”Wild”]
Source: http://www.talkingbiotechpodcast.com/037-gene-editing-virus-resistant-pigs

Popular Pigs Health-Buy Cheap Pigs Health lots from China Pigs Health suppliers on Aliexpress.com

Popular pigs health of Good Quality and at Affordable Prices You can Buy on AliExpress. We believe in helping you find the product that is right for you. AliExpress carries wide variety of products, so you can find just what you’re looking for – and maybe something you never even imagined along the way. If you are interested in pigs health, AliExpress has found 64 related results, so you can compare and shop! Try finding the one that is right for you by choosing the price range, brand, or specifications that meet your needs. 

Quality service and professional assistance is provided when you shop with AliExpress, so don’t wait to take advantage of our prices on these and other items! 

Keywords: [“health”,”AliExpress”,”eat”]
Source: https://www.aliexpress.com/popular/pigs-health.html

Opinion of the Scientific Panel on Animal Health and Welfare on a request from the Commission related to animal health and welfare in fattening pigs in relation to housing and husbandry

Acknowledgement: The European Food Safety Authority and the AHAW Panel wishes to thank the members of the working group chaired by the panel member D.M. Broom: B.Algers, T.Nunes Pina and M. Sanaa, M.Bonde, S.Edwards, J.Hartung, I. de Jong, X. Manteca Vilanova, G.Martelli, G.P. 

Martineanu, for the preparation of the Scientific Report, which has been used as the basis of this Scientific Opinion. The scientific co‐ordination for thi Scientific Report has been undertaken by the EFSA AHAW Panel Scientific Officers Elisa Aiassa and Oriol Ribó. 

Keywords: [“Scientific”,”Panel”,”Report”]
Source: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.2903/j.efsa.2007.564/full

Mar. 14, 09, Our Pigs, Our Food, Our Health and MRSA

That’ll be the focus of my next column, on Sunday. Nicholas Kristof’s Op Ed piece Our Pigs, Our Food, Our Health, which appeared in the New York Times on March 11, is a frightening look at the possibility of hog-to-human transmission of MRSA, a particularly virulent kind of antibiotic resistant staph infection that’s been an ongoing problem around the world. 

Keywords: [“Health”,”virulent”,”antibiotic”]
Source: http://itchmoforums.com/…/mar-14-09-our-pigs…health-and-mrsa-t7840.0.html

Pretty Little Porkers

You hear all sorts of descriptions, teacup, mini, micro-mini, etc This can be very confusing when looking for a miniature pig. When you are looking at miniatures, you are getting something much smaller than a potbelly pig, but they still grow to be larger than an actual teacup! We have five different sizes that are explained on the Mini Pigs page. 

Keywords: [“Pig”,”Mini”,”potbelly”]
Source: http://prettylittleporkers.com

guinea pig health issues Archives

Today’s post is an interview with Reading-based Reiki Master / Teacher, human and animal Aromatherapist Chrissie Slade. Chrissie is the founder and owner of Gorgeous Guineas, the world’s first company to create aromatherapy products specifically developed for guinea pigs. Since March is Adopt a Guinea Pig month, I thought it [].. 

Keywords: [“guinea”,”Pig”,”Chrissie”]
Source: https://animalwellnessguide.com/tag/guinea-pig-health-issues

Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon, one of the most enjoyable marathons in the world!

The 20th anniversary Flying Pig Marathon powered by P&G celebrated a record crowd and wins by a Wisconsin runner and a former Cincinnatian running in only her second marathon. The 2018 Flying Pig Marathon registered 43,127 for total weekend participation, a 13% increase from 2017, representing all 50 states and 22 countries. 

Keywords: [“Marathon”,”runner”,”Pig”]
Source: http://flyingpigmarathon.com

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Keywords: [“keyword”,”allowed”,”New”]
Source: https://www.ebay.com.au/sch/Health-Beauty-/26395/i.html?_nkw=…

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Keywords: [“magna”,”pharetra”,”rhoncus”]
Source: http://www.noveatmosfere.com/pet-pigs-keeping-pigs-as-pets-pig-book-for…

We Pigs News for 05-28-2018


Donald Trump vs Guinea Pig

Where did Guinea Pigs come from?

Guinea pigs live in the wild in South America, living in rocky areas, grasslands and forest edges. They live in groups of about 10 adults, and live in burrows, either dug by themselves or by other animals. They are most active at night, when they come out and forage on a wide variety of plant materials. The guinea pig was first domesticated as long ago as 2000BC in the Andes in South America, in the region now known as Peru and Bolivia. They were originally kept for food, but some may have become family pets for the children at that time. 

Guinea pigs were not often bought; rather they were given as presents, especially as wedding gifts, or as gifts to special guests or children! They would be kept in the household kitchen, where they would be allowed to run around freely. At this time the guinea pig also played the role of the evil spirit collector in traditional healing rituals. In Andean medicine the guinea pig was rubbed over the body of a sick patient, and when it started squeaking they believed it had identified the affected area! Black guinea pigs were considered especially holy, as in the wild black is the rarest colour, most wild guinea pigs are brown or grey, similar to the agouti colour we see today. 

In the 1700s Dutch and English traders brought guinea pigs over from South America to Europe, where they became popular pets for the aristocracy. It is possible that on the journey over to Europe that they did stop at Guinea, leading people to believe that was where they came from. Queen Elizabeth 1 owned a pet guinea pig, which probably accounted for their popularity as pets from that time. They are also very hardy, and if cared for properly they have very few health problems. 

Keywords: [“Guinea”,”pig”,”live”]
Source: https://www.omlet.us/guide/guinea_pigs/guinea_pigs/history

Pet Travel: Traveling by Air with Rabbits, Guinea Pigs, Rats, Turtles and other Exotic Animals

More than 2 million pets are transported each year in the United States according to US Department of Transportation. Although the majority of animals that are transported are dogs and cats, exotic animals can be transported as well. It’s important to realize that every airline sets their own regulations on what pets, breeds and types they are willing to transport. Below is a list of airlines you might want to consider next time you travel with an exotic animal. Between September 16th and May 14th they will transport dogs, cats, household birds, guinea pigs, rabbits, hamsters and most reptiles, amphibians and fish via cargo as long as the temperatures along your route do not exceed 85 degrees. 

As a bonus Delta will transport two pets of the same type in one kennel as long as they meet the requirements for acceptance. Delta no longer provides checked baggage service, however they do transport pets unaccompanied. Frontier: Frontier is known for their laid back regulations and relatively inexpensive transport fees. They allow dogs, cats, guinea pigs, rabbits and hamsters to travel in cabin for $75 one way for flights within the United States. They will also transport all these animals via cargo for $150 each way. 

United: United Air limits in-cabin travel to dogs, cats, rabbits and household birds however; they will transport these pets and guinea pigs, and hamsters in the cargo compartment under their PetSafe program. Chinchillas, guinea pigs, and hedgehogs can be transported as checked baggage. 

Keywords: [“transport”,”pet”,”airline”]
Source: http://www.pettravel.com/blog/index.php/pet-travel-traveling-by-air-with…

All About the Abyssinian Guinea Pig

Abyssinia is a geographic region in Africa that covers modern-day Eritrea and northern Ethiopia, but Abyssinian guinea pigs did not come from Africa. Naming of the modern, common guinea pig breeds was done by the various breeding organizations that were formed by guinea pig fanciers. The first Abyssinian guinea pig was identified in Europe, but the British Cavy Council wasn’t formed until 1977, so they were not responsible for giving it the name. It may be that the Abyssinian got its name because guinea pigs were brought to Europe on ships used in the Guinea Slave Trade, and as such, were marketed as coming from the Abyssinian region in Africa. In addition to the normal Abyssinian coat, there are Satin Abyssinian guinea pigs whose coat has a sheen or gloss to it. 

A male Abyssinian guinea pig can successfully mate at 3 weeks of age. Abyssinian guinea pigs share the same lifespan as most other guinea pigs. A guinea pig from Nottinghamshire, England named Snowball lived to be 14 years, 10 months, and 2 weeks old. Unlike the long-haired breeds, Abyssinian guinea pigs do not need a lot of grooming. Abyssinian guinea pigs, like most guinea pigs, are active much of the day. 

A guinea pig housed alone is active 20 hours of the day or more, with short periods of sleep. Sometimes you can get a free Abyssinian guinea pig, so regularly scan classified ad sites like Craiglist or Petfinder to find an owner looking to re-home their Abyssinian. 

Keywords: [“guinea”,”pig”,”Abyssinian”]
Source: https://abyssinianguineapigtips.com/all-about-abyssinian-guinea-pig

Managing Pig Health and Treating Pig Dieases on ThePigSite.com

Prolapse of the Rectum This is a widespread condition occurring in good growing pigs from 8 to 20 weeks of age. In most cases however the prolapse remains to the exterior and is often cannibalised by other pigs in the pen as evident by blood on the noses of the offending pigs and on the flanks of others. Treatment Rectal prolapses must be recognised early and the pig removed from the pen. If the prolapse has been badly torn still replace it, and consider moving the pig to a hospital pen and treat with a long-acting antibiotic injection. In a proportion of pigs the damaged tissues become scarred with constriction leading to rectal strictures. 

In some cases the prolapse will be completely bitten off by other pigs. Here the pig should be left in the pen as most cases will progress to slaughter although a few will develop with rectal strictures. The Environment In cold weather the incidence of rectal prolapses increases. If stocking densities reach the level whereby pigs cannot lay out on their sides across the pen the incidence may increase. Nutrition Ad lib feeding – Feeding pigs to appetite results in continual heavy gut fill and indigestion. 

Diets high in starch may predispose to prolapse – Try adding 2-4% grass meal to the diet. Change of diet – By studying the timing of the problem it is sometimes possible to identify rectal prolapses not only with a change of diet but also a change of housing. 

Keywords: [“Prolapse”,”pig”,”Rectal”]
Source: http://www.thepigsite.com/pighealth/article/351/prolapse-of-the-rectum

We Pigs News for 05-27-2018

Guinea Pig Health Kit Supplies: Part 2 of 6: Force or Hand Feeding

Basics of Guinea Pig Care

Guinea pigs make wonderful, interactive pets, but they do require some specific care in order to keep them healthy. Pet supply stores do sell vitamin C supplements for these animals, and your pet will especially love those C-fortified yogurt drops, but providing the diet outlined below will usually provide adequate vitamin C. Two Tablespoons Daily of Guinea Pig Pellets. Guinea pig pellets are formulated with vitamin C. Rabbit pellets look virtually the same, but do not contain the added vitamin C. 

Do not feed your pet rabbit pellets, even though they are considerably cheaper because you’ll set your little friend up for a health crisis. As a rule of thumb, avoid purchasing your pet’s pellets from a bulk bin where you can’t be sure how old the feed is or if it’s being rotated properly. Fresh foods offer the best opportunity to supplement your pet’s vitamin C intake in the most natural way. Always feed fresh fruits and veggies rather than cooked in order to preserve the vitamin C, and make sure you thoroughly wash everything before offering it to your pet. It’s extremely important to keep your pet’s cage clean. 

Wipe the surface dry before refilling the bedding and putting your pet back in the cage. If you’re feeding your pet the diet described above and the cage offers adequate room, your pet will get most of the exercise it needs. Your pet’s grooming needs will vary depending on which type of coat it has. Depending on your choices and any sales you find, expect to make an initial invest of about $180.00 to purchase your pet and its cage setup. If you feel you have room in your budget to handle these costs plus the time it takes to keep your pet’s cage clean, you can provide all the basics your guinea pig will need to have a healthy life. 

Keywords: [“Pet”,”Need”,”Guinea”]
Source: https://small-pets.lovetoknow.com/pet-rodents/basics-guinea-pig-care

Guinea pig feasts may explain high rates of deadly parasite in Peru

In order for people to become infected, they need to scratch the spot where a bloodsucking insect known as the kissing bug has both bit them and defecated on them. The itching scratches the feces-loaded with a single-celled parasite known as Trypanosoma cruzi-into the skin, but the process is so inefficient that only one human becomes infected for every 1700 kissing bug bites. If there were lots of uninfected guinea pigs to balance out their infected friends, this might not be such a problem. Guinea pig populations rise and fall in a predictable cycle: When alfalfa prices spike in the dry summer months, people kill their stock rather than pay more to feed them. If the remaining guinea pigs happen to carry T. 

cruzi, the parasite becomes concentrated in a smaller population. That, in turn, makes it more likely a hungry kissing bug will bite an infected guinea pig instead of a healthy one, turning the insect into a vector capable of passing along T. cruzi to its future meals, including humans. That appears to be exactly what’s happening in Arequipa. After many years of this cycle, more than 80% of the kissing bugs taken from two guinea pig pens there were infected with T. 

cruzi, whereas only about 6% of insects sampled away from the rodent enclosures were. The bugs that live close to guinea pigs also live close to people, increasing the chance that T. cruzi will find its way into human hosts and keep the Chagas rate high. Correction, 18 June, 1:26 p.m.: This article originally referred to the kissing bug as a species of beetle, which is incorrect. It belongs to the family of insects called Reduviidae. 

Keywords: [“guinea”,”pig”,”bug”]
Source: http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2015/06/guinea-pig-feasts-may-explain-high-rates-deadly-parasite-peru

Guinea Pig Husbandry and Preventative Healthcare

Cage – Minimum of 2×3 feet for each guinea pig. Wire mesh bottoms should NEVER be used for guinea pigs due to the risk of feet becoming trapped and subsequent injury. Behavior – Guinea pigs generally have social and vivacious personalities. Have children sit on the floor with the pig in their laps to avoid accidental falls. Vitamin C Supplement – This is an essential part of every guinea pig’s diet. 

HEALTH AND PREVENTATIVE MEDICINE: It is recommended that all newly acquired guinea pig receive a complete physical examination by an exotic animal veterinarian. BREEDING COMPLICATIONS: It is extremely important that no female guinea pig be allowed to breed for the first time AFTER 6 months of age. We recommend keeping guinea pigs in pairs or small groups if they have been neutered/spayed. Intact males may fight and since there are so many homeless guinea pigs out there, intact male/female pairs should be avoided. Vitamin C deficiency: Guinea pigs require vitamin C every day to survive. 

Upper respiratory infection/Pneumonia: This is one of the most common bacterial diseases of pet guinea pigs. If your pig is exhibiting any of these symptoms, have a vet examine it immediately. 

Keywords: [“pig”,”guinea”,”vitamin”]
Source: https://www.seavs.com/pet-care-information/guinea-pig-care/

Animal Humane Society

Guinea pigs are tail-less rodents with long, short, or sometimes wild hair that ranges in color. When full grown, they weigh around 1-2 pounds and are 8-10 inches long. Described as cuddly and comical, guinea pigs love to vocalize with squeals, chirps, squeaks, and whistles. They make wonderful pets for children and can be very social animals. Guinea pigs are hardy little animals, and their easy care makes them especially affordable pets! 

Keywords: [“pigs”,”Guinea”,”animals”]
Source: https://www.animalhumanesociety.org/guinea-pig-care

We Pigs News for 05-27-2018


Are Guinea Pigs Good Pets? Here’s What You Need to Know

Health Benefits of Having Miniature Pigs as Your Pet – The White Path

Having a pet in your household can make a big difference. Caring for pets can change the whole atmosphere and mood in your household. This is because your pets want you to live in a different dimension, away from life-™s struggles whenever you get to play with your beloved pets. People with pets are less likely to suffer from depression and they have a lower level of blood pressure especially during stressful situations. People with heart conditions may survive longer as pets like miniature pigs lessen the likelihood of heart attack incidents. 

Pets, like teacup pigs, can increase the levels of happy hormones that can help people feel relaxed and blissful. Mini pigs, or any other pet for that matter, can reduce pulse rate and muscle tension from nerve-racking situations. There are actually many more advantages when having a miniature pig in your house, such as increasing exercise, providing companionship, adding structure to your day, boost vitality, and many more. In contrast with other people-™s belief, these teacup pigs are very intelligent, funny, highly trainable, affectionate, docile, and odor free. If there are times that your pet suddenly becomes destructive, you must have overlooked something about their personality. 

In some cases, matured mini pigs can open the refrigerator, pantry, and wherever food may be lurking. Although these little pets are small, but they can make big difference in your life by helping you focus on one thing that people usually miss: being happy. 

Keywords: [“pet”,”pig”,”people”]
Source: http://www.thewhitepath.com/health-benefits-of-having-miniature-pigs-as…

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The Bane of Pigs is a weapon and pan item that is added by the Tinkers’ Construct mod. This item is a frying pan, which means that it may be placed on the ground by sneaking and right-clicking the ground. This weapon’s icon resembles a Fire Charge on an Iron Rod. In creative, this is a useful item as it can kill an accidentally spawned powerful mob in one hit without the need of enchanting. It has been reported by many players that this item can rarely spawn in Better Dungeons generated buildings, or as a drop from Infernal Mobs. 

Whenever the Bane of Pigs is used on a mob from the Project Zulu mod, the mob’s model will tilt to its left and turn red, the mob also will be healed for up to 9000 Health, it adds up until 28000 Health and next hit with Bane of Pigs will kill it. A Steel Frying Pan with blaze powder modifier will have exactly same icon as Bane of Pigs. In Damage Indicator, all mobs hit with it will have up to -21474830 life approximately. After hitting an enemy, a gargled mess of text will appear due to the limitation of Damage Indicators where it can only show up to 99 damage at once. It will keep showing until all damage is accounted for. 

This item can be used to identify whether a mob is from Project Zulu mod or not. This is because Project Zulu seems to have strange system that causes any hit from to heal instead of dealing damage. 

Keywords: [“mob”,”damage”,”hit”]
Source: http://hexxit.wikia.com/wiki/Bane_of_Pigs

Pigs Fact File

Reducing the effects of stress during weaning and transport. Reducing the transmission of pathogens to piglets at birth via vaginal flora at birth. Promoting immunity to newborn pigs via the sow’s faeces, colostrum and milk. Reducing the transmission of pathogens in the environment from faecal contamination. Promoting immunity beneficial bacteria such as Lactobacillus sp. 

Decreasing intestinal pathogens such as E.coli and Enterobacteriaceae. MBS contains naturally occurring substances with low toxicity. MBS is classed as an E.N.D. product. MBS is produced in a GMP and APVMA registered facility. 

No meat withdrawal times for MBS. Environmental Safety of MBS. Reducing the nitrates and nitric oxide released into the surrounds. Decreasing pathogens present in the faeces that may spread to you or the animals on your farm. Animal Welfare benefits of MBS. 

Reducing the stress levels in your herd at weaning and during transportation, promoting positive animal welfare outcomes and production. 

Keywords: [“MBS”,”pathogens”,”Reducing”]
Source: https://www.dynavyte.com.au/livestock/articles/pigs-fact-file

Health, Medicine and Natural Healing 00

A recent newspaper story pegged the U.S. vaccination rate at 79%, an all. Health policy advice to Congress, the nation’s vaccination system is. Of key federal advisory committees involved in vaccine approval got their. These committees advise the U.S. 

Food and. Vaccines to approve and foist on an unsuspecting public, and which ones to. The Committee on Government Reform discovered that 3 out of the 5 FDA. advisory committee members who voted to approve the deadly rotavirus vaccine. Ditto for 4 out of the 8 CDC committee members in June, 1998. 

The vaccine was pulled from the market after it was found to cause severe. Experience an adverse vaccine reaction, go ahead. Sue the fund. Contrast that number against a suspected annual vaccine fatality count that. Instead of blowing billions pushing questionable vaccines on innocent,. 

Some researchers suspect the incidence rate is tied to MMR vaccine. 

Keywords: [“vaccine”,”vaccination”,”out”]
Source: https://www.remedyspot.com/content/topic/1541341-guinea-pigs-for…

Cutiecavies Guinea Pig Forum

I’ve just returned from the vet with Storm’s. That she was paralysed in her back legs,I’ve no. This morning,the vet examined her and found that. She had slight movement in her legs,which was a good sign,as before she had nothing,she’s very bright and is eating,so the vet has given her Baytril injection and Metacam,in. Case it’s bacterial,I’ve to go back on Monday unless she. 

I treated her this evening and put her back with the. Others,she did use both her back legs slightly,so I’m.ever hopeful that she will recover. Has started to use them slightly,she goes back to the vets tomorrow. I really do need something good to happen,she is so bright I don’t. Want to have her pts,but I will see what the vet says. 

Sky had her check up this afternoon,and I’m.really pleased to say that she scooted across the table using her back legs,so I’m sure she is well on the. Way to recovery,she has to go back and see the vet in. 

Keywords: [“back”,”vet”,”see”]
Source: http://cutiecavies.proboards.com/thread/5068