We Pigs News for 10-26-2018

2 Month Update: Sherwood Pet Health Pellets/Products

E-CIGARETTES May 2018 JUUL & THE GUINEA PIG GENERATION Public Health Concerns about Use by Young People JUUL. The recent rapid rise in popularity of this flavored, potent, nicotinebased e-cigarette product, particularly among youth and young adults, as well as the apparent ease of access, use, and ability to open and custom‑fill its supposedly closed-system cartridges, has alarmed the public health community. 2 JUUL has surpassed all of its competitors in the e-cigarette market, including products marketed by U.S. tobacco industry giants – RJ Reynolds’ Vuse, Altria’s Mark Ten, and Imperial’s Blu and its new variant, myblu. 5 According to JUUL Labs, inhaling aerosol from the proprietary heated e-liquids in JUUL devices mimics the way that nicotine is absorbed in the bloodstream from combusted cigarettes, such that use of a JUUL device, as intended, can achieve a similar rate of absorption in the bloodstream and deliver nicotine to the brain similarly to conventional cigarettes. Seven in 10 teens are exposed to e-cigarette ads.9 E-cigarette advertisements, including those from JUUL, have a strong presence not only on the internet but also on television and radio, in film and print advertisements, and at retail points of sale. 23 Public health leaders are very concerned about youth’s attraction to JUUL and similar e-cigarette and e-liquid products based on industry marketing of flavors. Emerging survey research suggests, for example, that young people may be drawn to the fruit and candy-like flavors offered by JUUL without being aware that JUUL is a potent nicotine-based product to which they can become easily addicted. 

Overall, one-quarter of respondents reported recognition of JUUL devices, 10 percent reported both recognition and use, and 8 percent reported using a JUUL device within the past 30 days. Of particular note, only 25 percent of all who recognized the product and 37 percent of those who had used a JUUL device during the past 30 days knew that JUUL devices always contain nicotine. 36 An additional concern is that in conducting an internet search, one can easily find multiple sites other than JUUL Labs where JUUL or copy-cat www. Among the actions they requested was the removal of any JUUL flavors introduced after August 8, 2016 without first receiving the required FDA authorization, and the suspension of internet sales of JUUL until adequate rules are established to prevent sales to underage persons. The agency sent a letter to JUUL Labs, asking it to submit documents relating to its marketing practices and research on marketing, effects of product design, public health impact, and adverse experience and complaints regarding JUUL products. The groups, which included the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, American Academy of Pediatrics, American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, American Heart Association, and American Lung Association, also asked the FDA to remove similar new products that are alleged to perform like JUUL and have been introduced without first receiving FDA approval; to reverse its unlawful 2017 decision allowing e-cigarettes on the market as of August 8, 2016, to stay on the market until at least 2022 without filing marketing applications and receiving marketing authorization from the FDA; and to apply federal rules, prohibiting cigarette brand names from being used on other products, to JUUL and other e-cigarette brand names, e.g., decorative wraps or skins, t-shirts, sweatshirts. 

Keywords: [“JUUL”,”e-cigarette”,”product”]
Source: http://publichealthlawcenter.org/sites/default/files/resources/JUUL-and-the-Guinea-Pig-Generation-2018.pdf

Senior Pig Moment: How to Care for the Unique Needs of Your Old Guinea Pig

Like humans, old age in guinea pigs comes with its own set of unique challenges and realities. From mellower personalities to changing nutritional needs, there can be some important differences between the day-to-day needs of older guinea pigs and young guinea pigs. Guinea pigs will start to develop these old-age related challenges in the later years of its life, and older guinea pigs don’t recover from illness as quickly as young guinea pigs. Don’t Forget Vitamin C. Guinea pigs, like humans, are not able to create vitamin C. 

Guinea pigs need a daily vitamin C supplement, not in the form of a fruit or veggie snack. The best indicator of good guinea pig health is how much your cavy eats and drinks. In addition to the mobility issues guinea pigs can experience as they get older, it can be difficult for old guinea pigs to get around on loose, paper bedding. If you notice your older guinea pig isn’t moving around much, consider switching to fleece cage bedding, and be sure to limit the number of toys and playthings in your guinea pig’s cage so it can easily move around. At least once a day, sit with your senior guinea pig and gently feel around its body for growths. 

Watching your guinea pig’s stool production and quality is absolutely vital to ensure your guinea pig is staying healthy. Be sure to always have a supply of Critical Care, probiotic, and plastic syringes on hand in case you need to hand-feed your guinea pig or your guinea pig experiences a gut upset. Learning how your guinea pig behaves normally will give you a good baseline on which to judge future changes. Plus, when your beloved old cavy eventually crosses the rainbow bridge, you’ll know that you did everything you could to give your guinea pig a happy and healthy life. 

Keywords: [“Pig”,”Guinea”,”old”]
Source: http://www.happycavy.com/how-to-care-for-your-old-guinea-pig/

We Pigs News for 10-20-2018

Angus Meets Autumn For The 1st Time: Guinea Pig Intro

Short Term Health Plans Republicans were able to fight off Democratic efforts to roll back a Trump regulation that would expand the number of health insurance plans that don’t have to meet Obamacare’s benefit rules, Alex Ruoff reports. Trump’s Health Team President Trump took a lap in the winner’s circle this week when he signed two bills into law that end pharmacy gag clauses. Pharmacists couldn’t tell a customer if their drugs would be cheaper if they paid without insurance unless the customer explicitly asked. Trump said he expects an immediate impact and that drug costs at the pharmacy counter will go down. Experimental Bundles Over 1,500 hospitals and physician practices are going to be guinea pigs for a new Medicare payment model, James Swann writes. 

The Little Guy CVS Health Corp.’s $68 billion merger with Aetna Inc. spells trouble for any other pharmacy benefit service looking to set up shop, Eleanor Tyler reports. Small insurers will also be strained because of the deal because CVS will likely pass on its savings to the insurer and charge full freight for its pharmacy benefit manager work to other carriers. Six Former Pharmacy Employees You might remember when 753 people got sick and 64 died from a contaminated drug that was created in a Massachusetts compounding pharmacy in 2012. Six people involved in that bad batch of medicine will head to court soon, and prosecutors are trying to prove they knowingly marketed non-sterile drugs, Adrianne Appel reports. 

Compounded drugs are personalized formulas mixed in-house and sold in very small batches. They’re in a regulatory gray area, which creates concern among some FDA officials that they’re more likely to be tainted than other drugs. The pharmacy, New England Compounding Center, folded long ago, and some people involved in the outbreak have already gone to jail. 

Keywords: [“drug”,”pharmacy”,”Health”]
Source: https://news.bloomberglaw.com/pharma-and-life-sciences/capsule-trumps-health-team-payment-guinea-pigs-underdogs

Guinea pig models for translation of the developmental origins of health and disease hypothesis into the clinic.

Guinea pig models for translation of the developmental origins of health and disease hypothesis into the clinic. Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA. Over 30 years ago Professor David Barker first proposed the theory that events in early life could explain an individual’s risk of non-communicable disease in later life: the developmental origins of health and disease hypothesis. During the 1990s the validity of the DOHaD hypothesis was extensively tested in a number of human populations and the mechanisms underpinning it characterised in a range of experimental animal models. Over the past decade, researchers have sought to use this mechanistic understanding of DOHaD to develop therapeutic interventions during pregnancy and early life to improve adult health. 

A variety of animal models have been used to develop and evaluate interventions, each with strengths and limitations. It is becoming apparent that effective translational research requires that the animal paradigm selected mirrors the tempo of human fetal growth and development as closely as possible so that the effect of a perinatal insult and/or therapeutic intervention can be fully assessed. The guinea pig is one such animal model that over the past two decades has demonstrated itself to be a very useful platform for these important reproductive studies. This review highlights similarities in the in utero development between humans and guinea pigs, the strengths and limitations of the guinea pig as an experimental model of DOHaD and the guinea pig’s potential to enhance clinical therapeutic innovation to improve human health. 

Keywords: [“Guinea”,”model”,”pig”]
Source: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29633280

Guinea Pigs Love a Routine

Guinea pigs soon get used to a routine, and will reward you with welcoming squeaks as soon as they hear you open your back door. It is important to check on your guinea pigs at least twice a day, in the morning and evening. Guinea pigs love human company and the more time you can spend with them the happier they are. FeedingGuinea pigs are never happier then when they are eating, and feed time will be rewarded with the loudest squeaks of all. In the morning they should be given a bowl of dry mix, and a variety of fresh food. 

During the day if they are in their Eglu they will graze grass, and then in the evening they can be given some fresh hay for overnight. Fresh waterWater is extremely important, and the bottle should be refilled daily. If the weather is cold, be aware that their water could freeze, and may need to be thawed and refilled more frequently. Keep their home clean and tidyHousekeeping is very important, and their bedding should be changed regularly. Unlike rabbits, guinea pigs cannot be trained to use a litter tray, they will toilet anywhere, but the eglu is quick and easy to clean. 

Keywords: [“pigs”,”Guinea”,”fresh”]
Source: https://www.omlet.com.au/guide/guinea_pigs/guinea_pig_care/

The ideal home for your guinea pig

Guinea pigs are very active animals and you’ll need to provide them with lots of toys and objects to keep them active. They’ll need a lot of space to be happy and healthy. A large hutch and a big, grassy exercise area provide them with the ideal living area. They can live indoors or outdoors, so long as they have enough space and are kept comfortable in summer heat or bad winter weather. You can even keep your guinea pigs in a heated outhouse in a cavvycage. 

If your guinea pigs live outdoors, don’t let them exercise in bad weather. Consider keeping them in a warm shed or outbuilding where they can exercise indoors during winter. The RSPCA recommends an absolute minimum size of 4ft by 2ft but the bigger the better. Make sure it’s weatherproof and raised off the ground. Guinea pigs don’t sleep much but take naps throughout the day and night. 

They’ll need to be able to choose when to go to bed and when to be active. Plenty of toys and activities to keep them entertained. 

Keywords: [“Guinea”,”keep”,”pigs”]
Source: https://www.pdsa.org.uk/taking-care-of-your-pet/looking-after-your-pet/small-pets/the-ideal-home-for-your-guinea-pig

We Pigs News for 10-09-2018

Morning Routine For 9 Guinea Pigs

Within the last few months, nicotine vaping products became legal in Canada. As e-cigarettes and the promotion of vaping products become more prevalent, health professionals are warning they are not as safe as many believe. Within the last few months, nicotine vaping products became legal in Canada and last week, the provincial government released proposed changes to legislation on vaping products in convenience stores, which would allow companies to display and advertise their products – something that’s banned in seven other provinces. E-cigarette and other vaping devices heat liquid into an inhalable vapor that often contains nicotine. Still, many experts believe vaping is less harmful than cigarettes, but there are some significant health concerns they believe consumers should be aware of. 

Abou-Jaoude said his e-juices are generally made of vegetable glycerin, artificial flavours, nicotine and propylene glycol, a common food additive and flavouring. Nicotine in many e-cigarettes creates many of the same oral health problems as regular cigarettes, according to Glogauer. The amount of nicotine in a particular e-juice can vary, but Glogauer said there are also harmful chemicals in e-juice smoke not present in cigarette smoke. Health Canada said it is reviewing data and testing vaping liquids. Still, many experts believe those who cannot quit smoking should use vaping as an alternative. 

Health Canada agrees vaping is a less harmful source of nicotine than smoking. Abou-Jaoude says he’s using vaping as a way to curb his smoking habit and believes consumers should educate themselves about vaping products and use them when needed. 

Keywords: [“vape”,”nicotine”,”product”]
Source: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/vaping-health-risks-1.4850823

Regina Humane Society Inc

Guinea pigs make excellent pets for adults and children. There are three breeds of guinea pigs that are normally kept as pets. Younger guinea pigs are easy to train and take a little less time to acclimatize, while older ones may take a little longer to get used to a new surrounding, but may already be socialized. Guinea pigs do not require yearly vaccinations, but they should have annual check-ups for illnesses or diseases. These little critters can also be trained to use a litter box inside the cage by placing it in the guinea pig’s selected washroom area. 

Cavies do not require a huge cage, but the larger the cage, the less cleaning, and more exercise and entertainment for the guinea pig. Standard size cages are available from pet stores, but most of these are suitable for only one guinea pig. Corn cob bedding can be used, but is not ideal, as some guinea pigs will eat the bedding, and the corn cob pellets mold very quickly. Make sure the cage is placed in a bright, draft free room, at room temperature, 18-23 degrees C. Also, the cage should not be placed in direct sunlight, or too close to a radiator, where the guinea pig may develop heat exhaustion. 

Pelleted food is available and the cavy should be given 1/8 cup per day for a 2lb. guinea pig. Rabbit pellets should not be used, because they do not contain vitamin C and they may contain excessive amounts of vitamin D, which is toxic to guinea pigs. During the bath, support the guinea pig gently with one hand to prevent the cavy from jumping out of the bowl or slipping and injuring itself. 

Keywords: [“pig”,”Guinea”,”cage”]
Source: https://reginahumanesociety.ca/programs-services/pet-care/small-animal-care/guinea-pig-care/

What are the common health problems in pet guinea pigs?

Many of the common health problems seen in pet guinea pigs are often preventable by good husbandry and good feeding practices. Vitamin C deficiencyLike humans, guinea pigs cannot synthesise vitamin C from other food substances so they require a direct dietary source of vitamin C. This is usually supplied sufficiently by feeding fresh leafy green vegetables. Affected guinea pigs may be anorexic, lethargic, weak; move with difficulty and appear painful when moving. Vitamin C deficiency causes the guinea pig severe pain and discomfort and is a preventable condition. 

Ulcerative pododermatitisIn the wild, guinea pigs generally live on grassed areas or other types of natural material which provide some measure of cushioning for their feet. Swollen and ulcerated footpads are a common problem when guinea pigs are kept on hard surfaces and/or uncovered wire mesh floors. Domesticated guinea pigs should be kept on soft floor material and soft bedding material to help prevent ulcerative pododermatitis. Dental problemsGuinea pigs fed an inappropriate diet are highly susceptible to dental problems. Dental disease causes severe pain and discomfort to the guinea pig and is best prevented by feeding an appropriate diet. 

Guinea pigs have evolved over thousands of years to eat a high fibre diet. In their natural environment wild guinea pigs eat predominantly grass throughout the day. If you suspect your guinea pig is suffering from any of the above mentioned diseases and/or you notice any other abnormalities or problems please consult your vet immediately. 

Keywords: [“pig”,”guinea”,”Vitamin”]
Source: https://kb.rspca.org.au/what-are-the-common-health-problems-in-pet-guinea-pigs_294.html

Billy Connolly health: Comedian volunteers to be a “guinea pig” for Parkinsons disease

The 75-year-old comedian was hit with a double blow after he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease and prostate cancer in the same week five years ago. The actor also revealed the disease now dominates his life. The comic added Parkinson’s disease is the first thing he thinks about everyday. Sir Billy had successful surgery to remove his prostate following the cancer diagnosis. The actor and comedian is gearing up to star in two new television documentaries and also plans to have his book released later this year. 

He will appear in a new BBC series called Coming Home in which he returns to his roots in Scotland and does a tour around the country. The theme of the show centres around the comedian’s memories, with his travels being sparked by different parts of his life such as the Hank Williams album and a bottle of air recreating the smell of the old Glasgow Docks. Billy will also appear in a new ITV documentary called Billy Connolly’s Ultimate World Tour which sees him reflect on 25 years of travelling the world. The knighted star will take camera crews around his home in Florida after he was advised by doctors to move to a warmer climate. Earlier this year, Sir Billy and his wife hit back at claims by Sir Michael Parkinson that he was unable to recognise the presenter due to his health battle. 

Sir Billy was a regular guest on Sir Michael’s self-titled show which ran from 1971 to 2007.. 

Keywords: [“Billy”,”Sir”,”Parkinson”]
Source: https://www.express.co.uk/celebrity-news/1028403/billy-connolly-health-update-parkinson-disease-research-trial-latest-news

We Pigs News for 10-04-2018

L.A. Guinea Pig Rescue Pit Crew

Inside Lab100, Mount Sinai’s health clinic of the future

10 minute Read. I’m walking through Mount Sinai Health System’s library on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, surrounded by medical students studying and furiously clacking on their keyboards. The corner of a medical school library is a rather unlikely place to put the clinic of the future, but for now, it’s the staging area for Lab100-an experimental clinic that provides patients with one of the most complete health assessments currently available, from cognition and balance to body composition and dexterity. Lab100’s creators have big ambitions: to redesign health care by focusing on healthy people. This is where Lab100 is focusing-connecting everyday behaviors with conventional medicine, shifting health care’s emphasis on treating disease toward preventing disease in the first place. 

The first step of the assessment was to pose for a photo that would be attached to the rest of the health data the team would collect on me that morning. The entire experience was unlike any interaction with a doctor I’d ever had-and I’d never seen the current state of my health laid out in such a visual, easy-to-understand manner. Bringing a small scale prototype like Lab100 to a larger audience is a daunting task, especially within the existing health care system. To find out, Dudley is working to prepare a pilot study at Mount Sinai, which, like other companies that insure their employees, has a great incentive to reduce its overall health insurance costs. The hospital system already encourages employees to complete a standard health and wellness test in exchange for reduced insurance premiums. 

If Dudley gets his way, a sample of 1,000 people at Mount Sinai will do this standard test, and another 1,000 will do Lab100. Because doctors are trained to perform a test only if they have a suspicion that there’s something wrong, most electronic health records are almost completely empty-which makes it hard for technologists to train machine learning algorithms and make health care more predictive. It’s a service model that’s virtually nonexistent elsewhere in the health care system-one that’s based on UX, data, visualizations, storytelling, and most crucially, user-centered design and consent. 

Keywords: [“Health”,”Lab100″,”Stark”]
Source: https://www.fastcompany.com/90232957/i-was-a-guinea-pig-at-mount-sinais-wellness-lab-of-the-future

Guinea Pig Care

Native to grasslands, forests, swamps, and mountains of South America. Average litter size: 3 to 4 offspring; born fully furred with eyes open. Unable to naturally produce vitamin C in their bodies and must receive it through diet or supplements. Easily stressed: when frightened, will run around at high speed. Large quantity of grass hay, such as timothy, brome, and Bermuda grass. 

Fruits and vegetables high in vitamin C. Pelleted guinea pig diet containing vitamin C, approximately 1/8 cup per day Alfalfa-based pellets for reproducing sows and juveniles up to 6 months of age. No diet mixes containing dried fruit, vegetables, grain, or seeds. Well-ventilated cage made of plastic, metal, or wire, with a solid cage floor to prevent injuries to the legs and feet Place the cage in a quiet location, away from direct sunlight, and maintain a temperature of 65°F to 75°F. To prevent heat stress, avoid high humidity and temperatures above 80°F. 

Thick layer of fiber bedding such as aspen shavings or recycled newspaper litter. Avoid cedar or pine shavings, which can irritate the respiratory tract. Complete physical examination every 6 to 12 months Consult a veterinarian with experience treating exotic companion mammals if you have any questions or concerns about your guinea pig’s health. Regular toenail trimming, if necessary, and combing/brushing of longhaired breeds. Hair loss or itching due to mites, lice, fungal infections, or hormonal problems. 

Keywords: [“Guinea”,”cage”,”vitamin”]
Source: http://www.avianandexotic.com/care-sheets/mammals/guinea-pig-care-sheet/

Vet Tips Caring for your Guinea Pig

Despite their common name, these animals are not pigs, nor do they come from Guinea. Guinea pigs are large rodents, weighing between 700 and 1200g, and measuring between 20 and 25 cm in length. According to the 2006 Guinness Book of Records the longest living guinea pig survived 14 years, 10.5 months. The guinea pig is able to breed all year-round, with birth peaks usually coming in the spring; as many as five litters can be produced per year. Do NOT fast your Guinea Pig before you bring her to the hospital. 

Your Guinea Pig will get an intramuscular sedation that will make her fall asleep in 5 to 10 minutes. The sutures are hidden underneath the skin so your Guinea Pig won’t be able to pull them out. Do NOT fast your Guinea Pig before you bring him to the hospital. Your Guinea Pig will get an intramuscular sedation that will make him fall asleep in 5 to 10 minutes. Most grass-eating mammals are quite large and have a long digestive tract; while guinea pigs have much longer colons than most rodents, they must also supplement their diet by coprophagy, the eating of their own faces. 

The cecotropes are eaten directly from the anus, unless the guinea pig is pregnant or obese. The Kitten or Puppy advantage is the correct size for a fully grown Guinea Pig and is safe to use. 

Keywords: [“Guinea”,”pig”,”eat”]
Source: https://www.hiltonvethospital.com.au/guinea-pigs-general-health/

NPR Choice page

This information is shared with social media services, sponsorship, analytics and other third-party service providers. 

Keywords: [“NPR's”,”service”,”media”]
Source: https://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2013/03/12/174105739/from-pets-to-plates-why-more-people-are-eating-guinea-pigs

We Pigs News for 09-29-2018

Guinea Pig Toy Collection *2014*

Guinea Pig Model for Evaluating the Potential Public Health Risk of Swine and Avian Influenza Viruses

We investigated the guinea pig as a mammalian model for the study of the replication and transmission characteristics of selected swine H1N1, H1N2, H3N2 and avian H9N2 influenza viruses, compared to those of pandemic 2009 and seasonal human H1N1, H3N2 influenza viruses. None of the swine and avian influenza viruses showed transmissibility among guinea pigs; in contrast, pandemic 2009 virus transmitted from infected guinea pigs to all animals and seasonal human influenza viruses could also horizontally transmit in guinea pigs. We propose that the guinea pig could serve as a useful mammalian model to evaluate the potential public health threat of swine and avian influenza viruses. Animal influenza viruses have repeatedly transmitted to humans with increasing genetic diversity, such as avian H5N1 and H9N2 influenza viruses, and swine H1N1, H1N2, H3N2 influenza viruses , , which served as an important reminder that another influenza pandemic is highly likely. Among these swine and avian influenza viruses, in addition to highly pathogenic H5N1 avian influenza viruses, many low pathogenic viruses are also high on the list of candidates that could potentially cause the next human pandemic. 

Thus far, influenza studies using the guinea pig model have been performed with 1918 pandemic , 2009 pandemic H1N1 , seasonal human H1N1 and H3N2 , , and avian H5N1 influenza viruses , , , but little is known about other swine and avian influenza virus infections, particularly those isolated in recent years. To evaluate the applicability of the guinea pig model for swine and avian influenza viruses, we describe the infectivity and transmissibility in guinea pigs of the subtypes of viruses that repeatedly transmit to humans compared with 2009 pandemic and human seasonal influenza viruses. In the present study, we investigated the guinea pig as a mammalian model for the study of the replication and transmission characteristics of selected swine H1N1, H1N2, H3N2 and avian H9N2 influenza viruses. Our results showed that all the tested swine and avian influenza viruses replicated effectively in guinea pig nasal tracts without prior adaptation and the replication of these viruses was restricted to the respiratory system. The replication characteristics of swine and avian influenza viruses were similar to those of pandemic 2009 and seasonal human H1N1, H3N2 influenza viruses in addition to those of other influenza viruses reported by previous studies , ,. 

These studies show the utility of the guinea pig model for not only the evaluation of the transmissibility of pandemic influenza strains, human seasonal viruses and H5N1 influenza viruses, but could also be used for low pathogenic swine and avian influenza viruses to help recognize the strains that possess potential human-to-human transmission ability. In summary, we found the high susceptibility of guinea pigs to swine and avian influenza viruses, the correlation of transmissibility of these animal influenza viruses in guinea pigs with those in humans and the similar receptor distribution in the respiratory system of guinea pigs to those of humans. 

Keywords: [“influenza”,”viruses”,”pig”]
Source: https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0015537

RSPCA Victoria

Long-haired guinea pigs can be especially hard to look after. BehaviourIn the wild, guinea pigs live in large social groups. Two adult guinea pigs that don’t know each other may fight. We do not recommend that guinea pigs and rabbits be housed together. BreedingThe RSPCA strongly advises that you do not breed from your guinea pigs as it is very difficult to find good homes for the young. 

HealthGuinea pigs should be checked regularly for overgrown claws and teeth. Long haired guinea pigs in particular may suffer from the potentially fatal disease flystrike, cause by flies laying eggs in soiled fur. To avoid this, make sure the guinea pig’s home is cleaned every day and their bedding changed regularly. Groom guinea pigs every day, checking their fur all over for any dirt, especially under the tail. If a guinea pig develops bald patches this could be the fungal disease ringworm. 

FoodGuinea pigs can suffer from vitamin C deficiency, which causes weight loss, general weakness and swollen joints. Like people, guinea pigs cannot make Vitamin C and need to eat fresh greens every day. 

Keywords: [“pig”,”guinea”,”home”]
Source: https://www.rspcavic.org/health-and-behaviour/guinea-pigs

Health food for guinea pigs

This means that, next to the appropriate care and accommodation, you pay attention to a good diet. Guinea pigs may develop obesity or bladder, gastrointestinal, kidney and/or dental problems. Nutrition plays a major role in the prevention thereof. Fibres are very important for the proper functioning of the gastrointestinal tract of the guinea pig. In order to provide guinea pigs with sufficient dietary fibre, it is essential to provide unlimited daily access to fresh hay. 

In addition to fibres from hay, guinea pigs also require various other nutrients. TROVET kibbles contain important nutrients, such as vitamins and minerals with the optimal proportion of nutrients your guinea pig requires. TROVET Guinea Pig is quality food that helps to keep your pet healthy and vital. 

Keywords: [“pig”,”guinea”,”nutrients”]
Source: http://www.trovet.nl/en/healthfoodforguineapigs/

Guinea Pig Cages, Care, Photos, News, Forum and Blogs

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Keywords: [“var”,”sidebar”,”members”]
Source: https://www.guineapigcages.com/forum/forum.php

We Pigs News for 09-26-2018

How to Take Care of a Guinea Pig

Read on to learn about how to take care of your new pet guinea pig. How to Set Up for Your Guinea Pig.Choose the right cage for your guinea pig. Timothy hay, which is part of the guinea pig diet, is the best form of bedding. Choose a room with easy-to-clean flooring because your pet might have an accident on the floor…How to Feed Your Guinea Pig.Purchase commercial guinea pig food. While sometimes you might need to scoop up your guinea pig quickly, it’s best, at least in the beginning, to proceed slowly and calmly. 

Cavies are sociable and playful, so buying some guinea pig toys is a fun way to engage them and help them bond. How to Clean Your Guinea Pig.Brush your guinea pig regularly to prevent the need for a bath. A long-haired guinea pig needs to be brushed gently each day. If your guinea pig has a fungal skin condition, it’s possible that she will need a bath. How to Clean Your Guinea Pig’s Cage.Scoop out the cage every day. 

Take your guinea pig and all of the hay and accessories out of the cage. Be sure to let it dry completely before adding clean, new hay and all of the accessories and toys…How to Tell If Your Guinea Pig Is Healthy and Happy. 

Keywords: [“Guinea”,”pig”,”pet”]
Source: https://petlifetoday.com/take-care-of-a-guinea-pig/

Guinea Pigs Love a Routine

Guinea pigs soon get used to a routine, and will reward you with welcoming squeaks as soon as they hear you open your back door. It is important to check on your guinea pigs at least twice a day, in the morning and evening. Guinea pigs love human company and the more time you can spend with them the happier they are. FeedingGuinea pigs are never happier then when they are eating, and feed time will be rewarded with the loudest squeaks of all. In the morning they should be given a bowl of dry mix, and a variety of fresh food. 

During the day if they are in their Eglu they will graze grass, and then in the evening they can be given some fresh hay for overnight. Fresh waterWater is extremely important, and the bottle should be refilled daily. If the weather is cold, be aware that their water could freeze, and may need to be thawed and refilled more frequently. Keep their home clean and tidyHousekeeping is very important, and their bedding should be changed regularly. Unlike rabbits, guinea pigs cannot be trained to use a litter tray, they will toilet anywhere, but the eglu is quick and easy to clean. 

Keywords: [“pigs”,”Guinea”,”fresh”]
Source: https://www.omlet.com.au/guide/guinea_pigs/guinea_pig_care/daily

Guinea Pigs Love a Routine

Guinea pigs soon get used to a routine, and will reward you with welcoming squeaks as soon as they hear you open your back door. It is important to check on your guinea pigs at least twice a day, in the morning and evening. Guinea pigs love human company and the more time you can spend with them the happier they are. FeedingGuinea pigs are never happier then when they are eating, and feed time will be rewarded with the loudest squeaks of all. In the morning they should be given a bowl of dry mix, and a variety of fresh food. 

During the day if they are in their Eglu they will graze grass, and then in the evening they can be given some fresh hay for overnight. Fresh waterWater is extremely important, and the bottle should be refilled daily. If the weather is cold, be aware that their water could freeze, and may need to be thawed and refilled more frequently. Keep their home clean and tidyHousekeeping is very important, and their bedding should be changed regularly. Unlike rabbits, guinea pigs cannot be trained to use a litter tray, they will toilet anywhere, but the eglu is quick and easy to clean. 

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Source: https://www.omlet.com.au/guide/guinea_pigs/guinea_pig_care/daily

RSPCA Victoria

Long-haired guinea pigs can be especially hard to look after. BehaviourIn the wild, guinea pigs live in large social groups. Two adult guinea pigs that don’t know each other may fight. We do not recommend that guinea pigs and rabbits be housed together. BreedingThe RSPCA strongly advises that you do not breed from your guinea pigs as it is very difficult to find good homes for the young. 

HealthGuinea pigs should be checked regularly for overgrown claws and teeth. Long haired guinea pigs in particular may suffer from the potentially fatal disease flystrike, cause by flies laying eggs in soiled fur. To avoid this, make sure the guinea pig’s home is cleaned every day and their bedding changed regularly. Groom guinea pigs every day, checking their fur all over for any dirt, especially under the tail. If a guinea pig develops bald patches this could be the fungal disease ringworm. 

FoodGuinea pigs can suffer from vitamin C deficiency, which causes weight loss, general weakness and swollen joints. Like people, guinea pigs cannot make Vitamin C and need to eat fresh greens every day. 

Keywords: [“pig”,”guinea”,”home”]
Source: http://rspcavic.org/health-and-behaviour/guinea-pigs/

We Pigs News for 09-26-2018

Guinea Pig’s Dedicated Owner Nurses Him Back to Health

Pumpkin, says his owner, 16-year-old Kylee Dillon, is very spoiled. Not many guinea pigs are delivered the almost-certainly fatal diagnosis of bronchopneumonia and live to squeak the tale. Kylee discovered that Pumpkin had lice, and Muffin came home with an upper respiratory infection, which was highly contagious and soon caught by Pumpkin. In Pumpkin the disease progressed to bronchopneumonia, and Kylee had one very sick guinea pig on her hands. CSU Team Helps Teen Help Guinea Pig Kylee called veterinary clinics all around Colorado and got the same response – take Pumpkin to Colorado State University. 

The team at the Avian, Exotic, and Zoological Medicine Service, experienced in guinea pig medicine, admitted Pumpkin to the hospital, where he stayed for four days. When Kylee took him home, she had to continue treatment with two shots a day in the back of Pumpkin’s neck, and syringe feeding since he wouldn’t eat. Dr. Julia Katzenbach, a zoological medicine intern, didn’t have many options left for Pumpkin – just a powerful antibiotic that could either help or harm Pumpkin. Back to Eating Green Bell Peppers Thanks to Kylee’s dedicated care and the team at CSU’s Avian, Exotic, and Zoological Medicine Service, Pumpkin is happy, healthy, and spoiled. 

He prefers snuggling with Kylee and being tucked into his cage after he’s fallen asleep. He turns his nose up at red bell peppers, eating only green. Kylee still worries about Pumpkin, but he seems to be in the clear, and Kylee is happy with her family’s choice to have Pumpkin treated. 

Keywords: [“Pumpkin”,”Kylee”,”guinea”]
Source: http://csu-cvmbs.colostate.edu/vth/Pages/guinea-pigs-dedicated-owner-nurses-him-back-to-health.aspx

Guinea Pig’s Dedicated Owner Nurses Him Back to Health

Pumpkin, says his owner, 16-year-old Kylee Dillon, is very spoiled. Not many guinea pigs are delivered the almost-certainly fatal diagnosis of bronchopneumonia and live to squeak the tale. Kylee discovered that Pumpkin had lice, and Muffin came home with an upper respiratory infection, which was highly contagious and soon caught by Pumpkin. In Pumpkin the disease progressed to bronchopneumonia, and Kylee had one very sick guinea pig on her hands. CSU Team Helps Teen Help Guinea Pig Kylee called veterinary clinics all around Colorado and got the same response – take Pumpkin to Colorado State University. 

The team at the Avian, Exotic, and Zoological Medicine Service, experienced in guinea pig medicine, admitted Pumpkin to the hospital, where he stayed for four days. When Kylee took him home, she had to continue treatment with two shots a day in the back of Pumpkin’s neck, and syringe feeding since he wouldn’t eat. Dr. Julia Katzenbach, a zoological medicine intern, didn’t have many options left for Pumpkin – just a powerful antibiotic that could either help or harm Pumpkin. Back to Eating Green Bell Peppers Thanks to Kylee’s dedicated care and the team at CSU’s Avian, Exotic, and Zoological Medicine Service, Pumpkin is happy, healthy, and spoiled. 

He prefers snuggling with Kylee and being tucked into his cage after he’s fallen asleep. He turns his nose up at red bell peppers, eating only green. Kylee still worries about Pumpkin, but he seems to be in the clear, and Kylee is happy with her family’s choice to have Pumpkin treated. 

Keywords: [“Pumpkin”,”Kylee”,”guinea”]
Source: http://csu-cvmbs.colostate.edu/vth/Pages/guinea-pigs-dedicated-owner-nurses-him-back-to-health.aspx

How to Care for Guinea Pigs

The average life expectancy for a guinea pig is around four to eight years. To help your guinea pig live a long and healthy life make sure he gets plenty of good-quality hay for all that excellent calcium and to keep those teeth trimmed down. Good question! To turn it on its head, female guinea pigs very easily get pregnant and can do so from as young as four to six weeks of age, and remain reproductively active their whole life. Guinea pigs are strict herbivores and should never be given meat. 

Do not give a guinea pig human foods such as chocolate and biscuits. Always act quiet around the guinea pig, avoid sudden movements, and always speak in a reassuring voice. Avoid carrying your guinea pig in your arms as they dislike being off the ground. You will need a safe, spacious area for the guinea pig to live. Guinea pigs develop a dewlap as they age: soft, loose skin under the chin. 

Guinea pigs are happiest when they have at least one other guinea pig to socialize with. Exercise wheels and balls shouldn’t be bought, as they aren’t designed for guinea pigs and can hurt their backs. Don’t use any wooden toys that splinter, remove all labels and tags from the new toy, and ensure it is safe to chew on, as guinea pigs tend to chew on just about anything! 

Keywords: [“guinea”,”pig”,”female”]
Source: https://www.wikihow.pet/Care-for-Guinea-Pigs

How to Take Care of a Guinea Pig

Read on to learn about how to take care of your new pet guinea pig. How to Set Up for Your Guinea Pig.Choose the right cage for your guinea pig. Timothy hay, which is part of the guinea pig diet, is the best form of bedding. Choose a room with easy-to-clean flooring because your pet might have an accident on the floor…How to Feed Your Guinea Pig.Purchase commercial guinea pig food. While sometimes you might need to scoop up your guinea pig quickly, it’s best, at least in the beginning, to proceed slowly and calmly. 

Cavies are sociable and playful, so buying some guinea pig toys is a fun way to engage them and help them bond. How to Clean Your Guinea Pig.Brush your guinea pig regularly to prevent the need for a bath. A long-haired guinea pig needs to be brushed gently each day. If your guinea pig has a fungal skin condition, it’s possible that she will need a bath. How to Clean Your Guinea Pig’s Cage.Scoop out the cage every day. 

Take your guinea pig and all of the hay and accessories out of the cage. Be sure to let it dry completely before adding clean, new hay and all of the accessories and toys…How to Tell If Your Guinea Pig Is Healthy and Happy. 

Keywords: [“Guinea”,”pig”,”pet”]
Source: https://petlifetoday.com/take-care-of-a-guinea-pig/

We Pigs News for 08-30-2018


No Excuse For Small Guinea Pig Cages

FDA Petitioned to Lower Ractopamine Limits for Meat, Review Health Impacts

Animal rights and food safety groups are petitioning the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to immediately lower the allowed residue limits for ractopamine – a controversial drug used to boost growth and leanness in meat production – and to study the drug’s effects on human health and animal welfare. The petition comes just days after the drug escalated trade tensions between the United States and Russia, which recently adopted a zero tolerance policy for ractopamine in imported meat, jeopardizing around $500 million in U.S. exports to the country. The petition contends that the FDA needs to do a more thorough job of assessing the potential harmful effects of ractopamine, a beta-agonist that mimics stress hormones and increases the rate at which animals convert feed into muscle. 

The drug is fed to animals in the last few weeks, right up until slaughter. There is no mandatory withdrawal period for ractopamine, but when FDA approved the drug, it set safe maximum residue limits for ractopamine in meat products. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service does very limited testing for the drug, but the agency has never found levels that violate the established MRLs, according to the data posted online. A recent test conducted by Consumer Reports of 240 pork samples found that about one in five were positive for very low levels of the drug – under 5 parts per billion, which is well under the FDA’s established MRL of 50 ppb for pork. 

Though ractopamine is approved as safe in more than two dozen countries, including Canada and Brazil, there is still sharp disagreement over the safety of the drug. The European Food Safety Authority has determined the science backing ractopamine is insufficient to determine what amount, if any, of the drug is safe for human consumption. China, Russia, and others have expressed similar worries and ban the drug from being used by their own meat producers. While it was approved as safe by the FDA more than a decade ago, the petition claims the agency did not thoroughly review all of the potentially negative consequences of the drug. Animal welfare advocates are particularly concerned about the number of pigs that have reportedly had adverse reactions to the drug. 

Keywords: [“Drug”,”ractopamine”,”Animal”]
Source: https://www.foodsafetynews.com/2012/12/fda-petitioned-to-lower-rac…

OUTBREAK: Chinese Pigs Infected With Swine Flu

Last week, China reported its first ever outbreak of African swine fever at a farm in Shenyang. Chinese pig-related stocks then slumped after the world’s biggest pork producer and consumer reported its first ever case of highly contagious hemorrhagic fever. In Hong Kong, WH Group Ltd., the world’s largest pork company, retreated 2.1 percent. Muyuan Foodstuff Co. dropped 8.7 percent, Guangdong Wens Foodstuffs Group Co. 

fell 6.3 percent and Tangrenshen Group Co. declined 4 percent in the aftermath of the announcement of the outbreak, according to Bloomberg. The outbreak of the African swine fever is spurring a cull, a ban on transportation, and a quarantine for the neighboring areas. The hemorrhagic disease is highly contagious and mortality rates can be as high as 100 percent, according to the World Organisation for Animal Health. China had more than 433 million pigs at the start of the year, more than half of the world’s total food/pork pigs. 

The first case of African Swine Fever virus in China was reported on Friday, August 3, according to the Swine Health Information Center. The outbreak was located in the northeast part of the country, in the city Shenyang, district of Shenbei New, in the province Liaoning, SHIC said in a news release. This is a swine dense area of 130 miles along the North Korean border. According to Pork Business, The Global Agricultural Information Network reports that pork producers and animal quarantine officials in Bulgaria are currently monitoring for African swine fever, as recent outbreaks of the virus have occurred just over the border with Romania, and elsewhere in the region. Pork remains the most widely produced and consumed meat in Bulgaria. 

Keywords: [“reports”,”outbreak”,”pigs”]
Source: https://rightwingtribune.com/2018/08/07/chinese-pigs

Guinea Pig Sounds And The Meanings Behind Them

Guinea pigs express their feelings and thoughts not only with their behavior and body language but also by making different sounds. The most common situations are when your are stroking your pet or it is groomed by another guinea pig. If your guinea pig is cooing, then it is a sign of being content. Naturally, cooing is a sound that mother guinea pig does to her babies. Rumble is a high-pitched vibration sound that male guinea pig produces in attempts to woo a female. 

Rumbling is usually accompanied with the male guinea pig wiggling his hips around the female. If you hear that a guinea pig is making a high-pinched noise, then it is feeling frightened or is in pain. Usually you can hear a squeak when a young guinea pig is taken away from a mother. Guinea pigs can start to chatter to communicate to other guinea pigs or people to stay away. Guinea pig who is chirping is associated with being stressed. 

The noise resembles a bird chirp and is most commonly heard when a baby guinea pig communicates to the mother that it is hungry or wants to suckle from her. If you hear your guinea pig growling, the best way to cam it down is to pet it and to speak in a soft manner. 

Keywords: [“Guinea”,”Pig”,”sound”]
Source: https://www.allguineapig.com/guinea-pig-sounds

We Pigs News for 08-30-2018

Veterinary Videos & Books

What The Best Project Managers Know, Do and Say! Projects – and Project managers – are failing at an alarming rate. Railtrack and the upgrade of the NHS are high profile examples of large project failures. In an ever growing market, Brilliant Project Management stands out from the crowd. Through its engaging and entertaining approach, Brilliant Project Management does more than just talk you through the process. 

Brilliant Project Management highlights the areas where your actions and behaviours will make the difference between failure, an average outcome, and a huge success. Whether youre always behind schedule and fighting to catch up, havent a clue where to start, or simply want your projects to be more successful, this book will teach you simple and effective techniques to leading successful projects every time. The Author says: In this book we’ve distilled down what we think it takes to be a brilliant project manager. Between us we’ve got over thirty years of Barker and Cole hands-on project management experience. Our advice has been packaged up as a guide book to project management. 

Best of all, this advice is tried and tested in the real world of project management. We’ve got plenty to say about both the traditional project management topics, as well as the people side of the job that often gets overlooked. Project managers don’t just struggle with the intricacies of plans and risk logs, they struggle with people too! 

Keywords: [“Project”,”we've”,”Management”]
Source: http://www.pighealth.com/MEDIA/P/BOOKS/BOOKS.HTM

# How Do You Get # Diabetes Type 2 Webmd

The REAL cause of Diabetes,How Do You Get Most people know that diabetes is really a condition of high controlled. Not many understand the two associated with diabetes – Type I and Type II. While type I diabetes requires supplemental insulin type II is treated with oral devices. In either case diet plays a huge role and modifying it is the paramount to diabetes management. How Do You Get I am guessing that you are a little frustrated with antacids. 

How Do You Get Always combine whats upon the platter at each meal or snack. Eating fiber rich foods will help regulate how fast the body absorbs blood sugar. How Do You Get As you retain your vigil over your blood sugar level even though going upon the best diabetes treatment the following are five common mistakes that should fight shy of. How Do You Get After following the treatment plan a person can surely stay very healthy. Probably 1 diabetes treatment consist of people to feel healthy and diabetes problems can be avoided subsequent. 

Thus a person should go ahead and take necessary type 1 diabetes treatments on time. How Do You Get Growing up I was told that sugar would make me develop diabetes can cause weight get more. In addition to associated with these negative regarding sugar my pals and family also instilled into me that the teeth will be full of cavities as being a result from eating sugary products knowning that I develop into a sugar addict. 

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Source: http://idiabetestips.com/non-diabetic-glucose-levels/how-do-you-get…

# Natural Remedies For Diabetes In Guinea Pigs # Diabetes Treatment Team

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Source: http://diabetes4live.com/natural-remedies-for-diabetes-in-guinea-pigs=f13005

# Natural Remedies For Diabetes In Guinea Pigs # Diabetes Tester

The REAL cause of Diabetes,Natural Remedies For Diabetes In Guinea Pigs Weight loss affects other areas of a persons life. Coronary heart is directly connected any healthy weight as it allows it carry out in a normal regulated fashion. Bodyweight puts one more stress concerning the heart as it has to overcome the fat surrounding it and working to clogs its valves. Natural Remedies For Diabetes In Guinea Pigs The gift of older drugs is often that they turned out to be generic. Generic is the lowest amount expensive involving a prescribed medication. 

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Source: http://diabetes4live.com/natural-remedies-for-diabetes-in-guinea-pigs=i13005

We Pigs News for 08-29-2018

Egypt orders slaughter of all pigs over swine flu

Egypt began slaughtering the roughly 300,000 pigs in the country Wednesday as a precaution against swine flu even though no cases have been reported here, infuriating farmers who resisted the move and demanded compensation. Egypt responded similarly in recent years to an outbreak of bird flu, which is endemic to the country and has killed two dozen people. At one large pig farming center just north of Cairo, farmers refused to cooperate with Health Ministry workers who came to slaughter the animals and the workers left without carrying out the government order. Most in the Muslim world consider pigs unclean animals and do not eat pork because of religious restrictions. In other parts of the Muslim world, pigs are often raised by religious minorities who can eat pork. 

In Jordan, the government decided Wednesday to shut down the country’s five pig farms, involving 800 animals, for violating public health safety regulations. Half the pigs will be killed and the rest will be relocated to areas away from the population, officials said. In Egypt, pigs are raised and consumed mainly by the Christian minority, which some estimates put at 10 percent of the population. Health Ministry spokesman Abdel-Rahman Shaheen estimated there are between 300,000-350,000 pigs in Egypt. Hard hit by bird flu Egypt was among the countries hardest hit by bird flu. 

In the northern suburbs of Cairo Wednesday, health authorities killed 250 pigs and buried them. Angry farmers demanded compensation and provincial governors paid them around 1,000 Egyptian pounds per head. The farmers asked for an official government decision to set a price for each pig slaughtered. 

Keywords: [“pig”,”farms”,”Egypt”]
Source: http://www.nbcnews.com/id/30480507

# Natural Remedies For Diabetes In # Diabetic Treatment Center Tupelo Ms

The REAL cause of Diabetes,Natural Remedies For Diabetes In There is increasing evidence accepted by holistic and traditional veterinarians that checking out a raw food diet for cat and kittens reduces the prospect of many of todays common cat medical concerns. Its no secret that our cats are obese have bladder problems or develop kidney disease or type 2 diabetes. Natural Remedies For Diabetes In Diabetes is really a hard illness to solve. Many diabetics complete several treatment failures before they remedy method functions best these. Building your own you find the diabetes cure that work well for shape and life-style and after that you can get to be able to your everyday activities. 

Remember diabetes doesnt have to afflict your own completely. Eating a low-sugar diet important to treating type 2 diabetes is actually eating as well as of nutrients. Fibrous fruits and vegetables high-quality protein such as lean meat fish and chicken breasts and milk or other low-fat dairy products all evidently actively counteract the advance of type 2 diabetes in lot of people. Natural Remedies For Diabetes In No-fat diets are one modern involving treatment diabetes type 2. There really are many who reverse their diabetes by on a vegan raw foods diet absolutely with no added body weight. 

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Source: http://idiabetestalk.com/diabetic.supply/natural.remedies.for.diabetes.in…

China to kill 1,332 pigs over swine fever outbreak

Authorities in China’s Zhejiang province said it will cull 1,332 hogs after an African swine fever outbreak was reported in the city of Yueqing, the city government said in a post on its official Weibo account on Thursday. Authorities have sealed off an area within 3 km from the pig farming community where the deadly disease was found, according to the statement. The local government has also banned the movement of animals that can be easily infected inside and outside the affected area, and closed some live hog trading markets and slaughterhouses following the outbreak, the statement said. China is home to the world’s largest pig herd and the case in Yueqing, a city under the jurisdiction of the nearby city of Wenzhou, was the first confirmed outbreak in the eastern province of Zhejiang and the country’s fourth in a month. The latest cull will bring the total number of pigs deliberately killed to prevent African swine fever to over 25,000 in an effort to control the spread of the highly contagious disease, which was first reported in the city of Shenyang in the northeastern province of Liaoning just three weeks ago. 

Two other cases have been reported in Henan in central China and Jiangsu province to the north of Zhejiang. The virus which causes African swine fever is hardy and has been shown to remain infectious for at least 30 days in uninhabited pig pens, over four months in pork products, including salted dried hams, and indefinitely in frozen pig carcasses, it said. 

Keywords: [“pig”,”swine”,”city”]
Source: http://www.thebreakingpostng.com/health/china-to-kill-1332-pigs-over…

DC Used to Feed Its Trash to Pigs. Why’d We Stop?

The Residence Act of 1790 moved the seat of US government from Philadelphia to what would become DC. With that small detail taken care of, the city we know today would grow around the Potomac and Anacostia rivers. The real challenge for a new city in the 19th century was how to deal with all the garbage. They often decided to go out of sight and out of mind, taking trash to pig farms outside city limits. By 1943, the public opinion of the practice had soured. 

A report from the National Institutes of Health described how feeding uncooked garbage to swine was a major cause of human trichinosis, which at the time was more common in the US than anywhere else in the world-mostly thanks to parasite-ridden pigs. The NIH notes that if table scraps were thoroughly cooked and the resulting pork was prepared correctly, the disease transmission would drop dramatically, and it would again be a profitable, useful way to get rid of garbage. It turns out the NIH was right: if properly boiled for 30 minutes before feeding, the USDA allows pigs to eat garbage, and the guidelines were last updated in 2009. It’s hard to make a food pyramid out of table scraps. We throw away more and more inedible, inorganic wastes, so it’s hard to feed pigs a balanced diet on trash alone. 

Plus, studies and anecdotal evidence have found that it creates lower-quality meat that spoils sooner. If you take care of the hygiene issues, feeding pigs trash is still a viable option-they don’t mind. 

Keywords: [“garbage”,”pig”,”report”]
Source: https://www.washingtonian.com/2018/08/27/dc-used-to-feed-its-trash…