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

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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 08-28-2018

Bloat In Guinea Pigs Is Deadly

All animals have needs which, as an owner, you have a legal duty to meet under the Animal Welfare Act* and guinea pigs are no exception. The Animal Welfare Act 2006 in England and Wales and the Animal Health and WelfareAct 2006 2 Your guide to keeping guinea pigs healthy and happy Environment - the need for somewhere suitable to live This may sound obvious but it is simply not enough to have a small hutch at the end of the garden with your guinea pigs crammed in like battery hens. 4 Your guide to keeping guinea pigs healthy and happy Diet - the need for a good diet and fresh water Guinea pigs’ wild relatives spend much of their time above ground eating grass and similar foods. Guinea pigs often pick out the bits they like and leave the rest, leading to an unbalanced diet and some guinea pigs may eat too much and become overweight. Friends Guinea pigs need the company of other guinea pigs and shouldn’t be kept alone. 7 Caring for guinea pigs Companionship - the need for social contact with the right animals Guinea pigs are very social animals which means they need contact with their own kind. These are very different animals and rabbits can seriously injure guinea pigs. 

Guinea pigs are also prey animals which means they will be fearful of many other animals like cats, dogs, foxes and birds of prey. You need to make sure that your guinea pigs can hide from and avoid such animals and be totally secure when they do tuck themselves out of sight. 8 Your guide to keeping guinea pigs healthy and happy Health - protection from illness and injury and providing treatment when needed On the whole guinea pigs are very healthy pets when cared for correctly. 9 Caring for guinea pigs Parasites Guinea pigs can pick up parasites. 10 Your guide to keeping guinea pigs healthy and happy Grooming Long-haired guinea pigs should be gently groomed every day to prevent matted fur. 

Keywords: [“guinea”,”pig”,”Animal”]
Source: https://www.animalwelfarefoundation.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/caring_for_guinea_pigs-1.pdf

Health Facts About Guinea Pigs

By Kevin Wright, DVM, DABVP. Guinea pigs do not need vaccinations but they do need a preventive health program from an experienced veterinarian. A daily dose of at least 90 mg of vitamin C and an appropriate diet is an essential part of the guinea pig’s health program. I recommend that a guinea pig’s feces be tested for internal parasites before he is handled a lot or introduced to other guinea pigs. Guinea pigs may secrete a white fluid from their eyes that gets rubbed into the fur as part of grooming, and this may be hard to distinguish from an actual infection of the eye. 

Guinea pig medicine is still developing, and sometimes it can be difficult to diagnose and treat what is wrong with an ill guinea pig. Veterinary care costs about the same as a cat or dog for some procedures, but can be a lot more costly for certain surgeries and other treatments due to the specialized equipment and medications that guinea pigs require. Some guinea pigs may need filings every four to six weeks or other procedures, such as tooth extraction, in order to do well. Many guinea pigs develop a swollen lump on their skin that may sometimes rupture and ooze gray to white granular material. Male and female guinea pigs develop mammary tumors, which are growths between their hind legs, usually involving the nipple. 

Guinea pigs frequently get bladder infections, particularly if their litter boxes are not cleaned daily or if they are overweight. Guinea pigs can become overweight with unlimited pellets and little room to roam and play. Spend at least 30 minutes daily encouraging an obese guinea pig to walk and explore a guinea pig-proofed room. 

Keywords: [“Guinea”,”pig”,”teeth”]
Source: https://www.petcha.com/health-facts-about-guinea-pigs/

Essendon Vet Clinic

Guinea Pigs make fantastic pets for those people limited by space, and those that love an affectionate and social companion. Regular health check-ups are the cornerstone of a preventative health program for your Guinea Pig. A regular visit to the vet will help detect illness early and you can find out about the latest options in Guinea Pig medicine. Parasite control Parasites can be a problem in many pets but generally Guinea Pigs are lucky when it comes to creepy crawlies. Guinea pigs have teeth that continually grow hence overgrown incisors and molars can occur. 

Guinea Pigs can start breeding at 6-8 weeks of age and may be desexed at 5-6mths of age. A female guinea pig should have her first litter before 6 months of age. Guinea Pigs have continuously growing nails that need to be trimmed regularly. There are a variety of hutches and cages available to house Guinea Pigs. Generally Guinea Pigs should be kept indoors as warmer weather can cause heat stroke. 

Indoor cages should allow at least 0.5 square metres of floor space per guinea pig. Staff at Littlefriend’s Farm in Pontypridd, South Wales, have now secured Sooty’s pen – and begun looking for new homes for his guinea pigs. 

Keywords: [“Guinea”,”Pig”,”cage”]
Source: http://essendonvet.com.au/pet-library/guinea-pig-care

We Pigs News for 08-15-2018

OMG – Veterinarian Sent This Baby Guinea Pig Home Without Treatment!!!

Keeping Pot Bellied Pigs as Pets

If your pot-bellied pig is litter trained you will need to clean his litter pan as needed. You pig’s hooves will need to be trimmed every 1-2 years depending on the amount of exercise it gets. A regularly walked pig will have hooves that require less attention than a sedentary pig. A sedentary pig is a FAT pig and this is unhealthy for your pig. Your pig may also have tusks that will generally need to be maintained every year or two. 

While at the vet you will also need to update your pig on his vaccinations. Some say that if you step on pig bristles you will definitely know it! Since their hair is sparse, light colored pigs can be prone to sunburn and need protection such as children’s sun block. Inbreeding is a serious problem with pot-bellied pigs. While many breeders are pushing the issue of having breeding quality pot-bellied pigs for sale, it is ultimately the responsibility of the owner to spay or neuter their pet. 

Indoor pets can be fed a special diet of pig chow which is a specially formulated feed that provides vital nutrients and supplements that your pet will need to stay healthy. Pot-bellied pigs are herd animals and respond well to outdoor living conditions where they are given ample space to root and dig. Pot-bellied pigs can be trained to walk on a leash and will greatly benefit from the exercise they will get on regular walks. 

Keywords: [“pig”,”pet”,”need”]
Source: http://www.dogbreedinfo.com/pets/potbelliedpig.htm

Baby Guinea Pigs Care

Baby guinea pigs are tiny, and hence they need a lot of precaution and care to make sure that they are safe in their cage. The first thing when you get a baby guinea pig home is to find a warm and quiet place to set up its cage until they are big enough to be left alone. Guinea pigs are basically very nervous mammals and will get anxious and feel unsettled. Once you have the baby guinea pigs in the cage leave them alone and make sure that there is no disturbance in the area. You should start being friendly with the baby guinea pigs by making them get used to your touch. 

In this manner, the baby guinea pigs will get used to your presence and scent and start associating with you. Guinea pigs love some of the toys and this can add an attraction to their cage. Guinea pigs are herbivorous and they should be fed with the guinea pig mix. Baby guinea pigs should be given soft foods that are easy to swallow. You are supposed to include vitamin C regularly in the diet of the pets because they lack the enzyme that produces vitamin C. 

It is important to note that you should not feed the guinea pig with rabbit food. To make sure that your baby guinea pig does not contract any disease keep the cage and the environment clean. If there are any indications of infection that is spreading then take your pet to a vet who will take further care. 

Keywords: [“pig”,”guinea”,”cage”]
Source: https://www.healthguidance.org/entry/12005/1/Baby-Guinea-Pigs-Care…

List of Guinea Pig Illnesses

That means by the time your guinea pig, or cavy, shows any signs of disease, he might already be very sick. Since cavies are sensitive to many antibiotics, good supportive care might be the only way to pull your pet through sickness. Respiratory disease, specifically pneumonia, kills more guinea pigs than any ailment. Bacterial types of pneumonia are the most common, but a guinea pig might come down with the disease caused by an adenovirus. Treatment can prevent an early respiratory illness from turning into full-blown pneumonia and possibly save your guinea pig’s life. 

Guinea pigs can’t throw up, so diarrhea is the primary symptom of any gastrointestinal disorder. Make sure your guinea pig always has grass or timothy hay available, along with fresh, clean water. Your guinea pig’s teeth grow continuously throughout his life. Affected guinea pigs drool and can’t chew their food correctly. Lack of vitamin C, which guinea pigs can’t manufacture in their bodies, can also lead to dental disease. 

Older guinea pigs often develop tumors, which might or might not be malignant. If your older cavy starts looking scruffy, or experiences paralysis, he could be suffering from lymphosarcoma, the most common type of tumor in cavies. 

Keywords: [“guinea”,”pig”,”cavy”]
Source: https://animals.mom.me/list-guinea-pig-illnesses-6155.html

What is the normal heart rate for a guinea pig

Guinea pigs are shy in one way, but not shy in another. Guinea pigs love to be in the room of the house that is most social. When they’re tired they don’t like to be bothered. They do like to fall asleep on you! They love to held at times. 

They don’t like to be around a lot of noise. 

Keywords: [“love”,”shy”,”pigs”]
Source: http://www.answers.com/Q/What_is_the_normal_heart_rate_for_a_guinea_pig

Health Industry and Medical News

Researchers find conditions, characterics that raise opioid misuse risk. Aug. 1 – Certain risk factors contribute to opioid misuse, including depression, back pain and previous drug use, according to an analysis of data. 

Keywords: [“risk”,”misuse”,”opioid”]
Source: https://www.upi.com/Health_News

Meloxidyl 20 mg/ml solution for injection for cattle, pigs and horses

Meloxidyl 20 mg/ml solution for injection for cattle, pigs and horses. Product:Meloxidyl® 20 mg/ml solution for injection for cattle, pigs and horses. Product index: Meloxidyl injection for cattle, pigs and horses. 

Keywords: [“horses”,”pigs”,”cattle”]
Source: http://www.noahcompendium.co.uk/?id=-448473

We Pigs News for 07-23-2018

Polluting Pigs Part IV

The couple had moved into the area after the CAFO was already in operation and did not make any official complaints before the suit was filed. The favorable rulings in both cases gave hope to others living near CAFOs, which are known to seriously pollute area waterways and air, and drag down nearby property values while endangering residents’ health. Worse still, in June 2018, North Carolina legislators passed a law restricting future nuisance lawsuits aimed at pig CAFOs. North Carolina is the second largest pork producer in the U.S. and home to more than 2,500 pig CAFOs. 

Odors aside, air near CAFOs is known to be polluted with ammonia, hydrogen sulfide, methane, residues of veterinary antibiotics and bacteria, and research has found that people living near Iowa CAFOs have elevated rates of respiratory symptoms compared to those not living near the industrial farms. In North Carolina, CAFO neighbors report increased headaches, runny noses, sore throats, coughing, diarrhea and burning eyes,10 while the odors alone are also associated with tension, depression and anger. Children living near pig CAFOs also have a higher incidence of asthma,11 and these polluting CAFOs are found most often in areas with larger African-American, Latino and Native American populations. CAFOs in North Carolina are far less likely to appear in white communities, especially those low in poverty. Beyond pollution, CAFOs pose serious threats of spreading diseases to humans, including not only antibiotic-resistant bacteria but also novel viruses. 

It’s no wonder Murphy-Brown is a $15 billion company while WH Group, which owns them, brought in $22 billion in revenue in 2017.16 Yet, the people living near their noxious CAFOs are suffering from health complaints, reduced quality of life and a financial inability to sell their properties and move away from their polluting neighbors. Every time you buy CAFO pork, you’re supporting this atrocious industry. When you do so, you’re protecting your health and the environment, while indirectly taking a stand for those who are unfortunate enough to live near a North Carolina CAFO – and finding themselves with little opportunity to fight back. 

Keywords: [“CAFO”,”Carolina”,”North”]
Source: http://www.healthglu.com/uncategorized/polluting-pigs-part-iv

BO-SE for Animal Use

BO-SE is an emulsion of selenium-tocopherol for the prevention and treatment of white muscle disease syndrome in calves, lambs, and ewes, and as an aid in the prevention and treatment of Selenium-Tocopherol Deficiency in sows and weanling pigs. Tocopherol appears to have a significant role in the oxidation process, thus suggesting an interrelationship between selenium and tocopherol in overcoming sulfur-induced depletion and restoring normal metabolism. Although oral ingestion of adequate amounts of selenium and tocopherol would seemingly restore normal metabolism, it is apparent that the presence of sulfur and, perhaps, other factors interfere during the digestive process with proper utilization of selenium and tocopherol. BO-SE is recommended for the prevention and treatment of white muscle disease syndrome in calves, lambs, and ewes. In sows and weanling pigs, as an aid in the prevention and treatment of diseases associated with Selenium-Tocopherol deficiency, such as hepatic necrosis, mulberry heart disease, and white muscle disease. 

Where known deficiencies of selenium and/or vitamin E exist, it is advisable, from the prevention and control standpoint, to inject the sow during the last week of pregnancy. DO NOT USE IN PREGNANT EWES. Deaths and abortions have been reported in pregnant ewes injected with this product. Discontinue use 14 days before the treated lambs, ewes, sows, and pigs are slaughtered for human consumption. Even in selenium deficient areas there are other disease conditions which produce similar clinical signs. 

Serum selenium levels, elevated SGOT, and creatine levels may serve as aids in arriving at a diagnosis of STD, when associated with other indices. ADVERSE REACTIONS Reactions, including acute respiratory distress, frothing from the nose and mouth, bloating, severe depression, abortions, and deaths have occurred in pregnant ewes. Ewes: 2.5 mL per 100 pounds of body weight. 

Keywords: [“selenium”,”ewes”,”treatment”]
Source: https://www.drugs.com/vet/bo-se.html

We Pigs News for 07-13-2018

At Envigo, we are dedicated to helping you secure the potential of your products by providing you with a comprehensive selection of research animals, conditions that ensure animal welfare, scientific expertise, and customer service designed to support your research globally. BUCHAREST – Romania has reported an outbreak of African swine fever at a breeding farm for pigs in the southern county of Tulcea, the national food safety authority ANSVSA said on Monday. It said all pigs on the holding, or 44,580, would be culled. In June, Romania reported an outbreak of African swine fever among backyard pigs in the same county. African swine fever is a highly contagious disease that affects pigs and wild boar and has spread in Eastern Europe in recent years. 

Hungary, Russia, Poland, Ukraine and Romania are among the countries affected, alarming governments and pig farmers due the pace at which it has spread. Reporting by Radu Marinas; editing by Jason Neely. A 3-year old intact male guinea pig was presented on emergency for suspected bloat and with a history of chronic hair loss. Whether you are a pig farm or a pig production management company managing swine production for multiple owners across multiple barns, swinemanagement.com is for you. Our pig farm management software helps you manage your inventory, batch profitability, logistics, feed plans, batch transfers, offsorts, market sales, barn visits, treatments, health scores and all your reporting in one software application, with electronic interfaces to Feed Mills and Packers. 

Melbourne Rabbit Clinic – Australia’s first dedicated rabbit and guinea pig only hospital. At the Melbourne Rabbit Clinic we have an absolute passion for rabbits and guinea pigs and we delight in their uniqueness. Our friendly team understands and shares in your love for your pet rabbits and guinea pigs. 

Keywords: [“pig”,”cage”,”research”]
Source: http://www.wepigs.com/we-pigs-news-for-07-13-2018

We Pigs News for 07-20-2018


Guinea pigs are generally very active animals, and signs of any health problems become immediately visible. Streptococcal infections are bacterial infections that could be fatal to the guinea pig if not treated in the early stages. Guinea pigs generally do not refrain from eating and hence, if you see the pig refraining from food, then it is important to immediately seek medical help as there is a very high possibility that the guinea pig is sick. People rarely think of pigs being used for any other purpose other than their meat, but pigs sometimes have secondary jobs. After commiting to the decision of raising a new baby guinea pig, you probably learned that there are actually several guinea pig breeds to choose from. 

Of all the different types, the Peruvian guinea pig takes the cake for the longest hair. The longest hair recorded by any guinea pig reached 20 inches long! Unlike the Abyssinian, the Peruvian has long straight hair. Because of the styling of the hair, I have heard some really great guinea pig names specific to the Silkie. The Rex guinea pig is another shorthaired rodent with hair no longer than 1 cm long. 

Rex guinea pigs are great for children because of they are much easier to take care of than most other breeds. The Himalayan guinea pig is truly a remarkable breed and is often called the siamese cats of guinea pigs. All these guinea pig breeds have warm personalities and as long as you properly take care of them, they will love you back. 

Keywords: [“pig”,”Guinea”,”long”]
Source: http://www.wepigs.com/tag/parents

We Pigs News for 07-02-2018

Sometimes eyes get scratched or irritated by something in your guinea pig’s cage like hay or bedding or even after a struggle with another guinea pig. Pigs heavily parasitized are more susceptible to diseases such as scours and pneumonia. Swine dysentery is a highly contagious disease of growing and finishing pigs. The surefire signs of guinea pig illness that will tell you if your guinea pig needs medical attention. What your guinea pig can’t eat! 

Knowing this will save your guinea pig from potential health problems. The most important information that is included in this eBook in my opinion is the list of foods that a guinea pig can eat and the foods that can harm or possibly kill your pig. BlueStoneCages.com for lots more info on guinea pigs and guinea pig cages. Find out more tips about raising a. Guinea Pig and how to have your guinea pig live two times longer with his popular free ecourse. 

Be prepared to give your Guinea Pig the proper diet, exercise and daily attention, and the result will be excellent Guinea Pig health. Whether you are thinking of adopting or you are already a proud owner of a guinea pig, how to properly care for this delightful creature is essential for good guinea pig health. As a guinea pig ages, the skin of the perineal sac becomes stretched out, making it extremely hard to the guinea pig to expel these droppings. Guinea Pigs must be cared for in such a manner as to avoid potential diseases and infections. 

Keywords: [“pig”,”Guinea”,”disease”]
Source: http://wepigs.com/we-pigs-news-for-07-02-2018-2

Best Indoor Guinea Pig Cage Models Reviewed

The type of indoor guinea pig cage you choose to become your little piggie’s new home can have a huge impact on her health and wellbeing. For a single guinea pig’s indoor guinea pig cage. For two guinea pigs living together in an indoor guinea pig cage. For more than two guinea pigs living together in an indoor guinea pig cage. The vet-recommended cage height should not change with the addition of more guinea pigs to shared big indoor guinea pig cages. 

For this reason, you don’t technically even have to put a top on any indoor guinea pig cage that is 12 inches or higher – typically, your pig won’t try to climb out. Selecting a guinea pig indoor hutch that meets each of these criteria in full is essential for your guinea pig’s long-term health and safety. These roomy indoor guinea pig cages will suit one pet guinea pig perfectly well. If you are keeping two or more guinea pigs, you will need an indoor guinea pig cage that provides at least 11 square feet of floor space. At 55.91 x 23.62, this roomy half-hutch, half-cage offers everything a guinea pig could ever want in indoor cages for guinea pigs. 

You may be choosing an indoor guinea pig cage based on in-home space limitations, budget, number of pet piggies, two pigs who do/do not get along together and many other important variables as well. What can be really helpful is to sit down and write down your priorities before you start searching for an indoor guinea pig cage. 

Keywords: [“pig”,”cage”,”guinea”]
Source: https://squeaksandnibbles.com/indoor-guinea-pig-cage

Head cheese

Head cheese is not a dairy cheese, but a terrine or meat jelly made with flesh from the head of a calf or pig, or less commonly a sheep or cow, and often set in aspic. Head cheese may be flavored with onion, black pepper, allspice, bay leaf, salt, and vinegar. Edit] Austria In Austria, head cheese is known as Presswurst, Sulz or Schwartamaga in the most western regions. Finland In Finland, head cheese is known as syltty, tytinä or aladobi. Germany In Germany, head cheese is known as Sülze, Schwartenmagen, or Presskopf. 

Ukraine In Ukraine, known as kovbyk, kendiukh or saltseson, head cheese is usually a combination of a variety of pork meats made into a pressed loaf. United Kingdom In England and Wales, head cheese is referred to as brawn or pork cheese. Head cheese is very popular and is usually referred to as queso de cabeza in Chile and Colombia. Brazil In Brazil, head cheese is very popular among the gaucho population and is commonly known as queijo de porco. Pennsylvania, United States In the Pennsylvania Dutch dialect, head cheese is called souse. 

In Mississippi, Alabama, and other southern states, it is encountered in a spicy form known as souse or less spicy hog’s head cheese. New Brunswick A spread similar to cretons made from pork head and Boston Butt and seasoned primarily with onion, salt, and summer savory, is often referred to as head cheese. 

Keywords: [“Head”,”made”,”cheese”]
Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Head_cheese

We Pigs News for 07-13-2018

Research models and services

At the core of your pharmaceutical development are the careful selection, care, and management of research models. Choosing the most appropriate strain and ensuring reliable answers to your research questions can mean the difference between a drug approval and a lost opportunity. At Envigo, we are dedicated to helping you secure the potential of your products by providing you with a comprehensive selection of research animals, conditions that ensure animal welfare, scientific expertise, and customer service designed to support your research globally. From the diet and bedding for our animals to our ongoing investment in infrastructure and services, Envigo is committed to being your trusted and reliable research models and services provider. 

Keywords: [“research”,”service”,”animal”]
Source: http://www.envigo.com/products-services/research-models-services

Romania reports African swine fever in farm pigs

BUCHAREST – Romania has reported an outbreak of African swine fever at a breeding farm for pigs in the southern county of Tulcea, the national food safety authority ANSVSA said on Monday. It said all pigs on the holding, or 44,580, would be culled. In June, Romania reported an outbreak of African swine fever among backyard pigs in the same county. African swine fever is a highly contagious disease that affects pigs and wild boar and has spread in Eastern Europe in recent years. Hungary, Russia, Poland, Ukraine and Romania are among the countries affected, alarming governments and pig farmers due the pace at which it has spread. 

Reporting by Radu Marinas; editing by Jason Neely. 

Keywords: [“pig”,”fever”,”swine”]
Source: https://nowworldnews.com/romania-reports-african-swine-fever-in…

Taxonomy: Guinea pig

A 3-year old intact male guinea pig was presented on emergency for suspected bloat and with a history of chronic hair loss. Clinical examination revealed non-pruritic symmetric truncal alopecia, thin skin, severe cachexia, and an abdominal fluid wave. Alkaline phosphatase, alanine transaminase, aspartate aminotransferase, gamma-glutamyl transferase, leukocytes, bilirubin, and serum cortisol were markedly elevated. Abdominal ultrasonography revealed peritoneal effusion, cholestasis, and cholelithiasis. 

Keywords: [“abdominal”,”revealed”]
Source: https://lafeber.com/vet/species/guinea-pig

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Keywords: [“Google”,”Translate”,”user”]
Source: https://pighealthtoday.com

Healthy Coat for Horses

They are all produced and marketed by the same company, but as far as I can tell from a side by side comparison of the labels, they all basically share the same ingredients. The only major difference between the three is in the price. I have 2 Dachshunds, a Chihuahua, and a French Bulldog who all love this stuff and will lick it up by itself, although I mix it in with their food. I give them 1 teaspoon daily and they all have healthy, shiny, vibrant coats and no skin issues. 

Keywords: [“Healthy”,”Coat”,”DOGS”]
Source: https://www.jefferspet.com/products/healthy-coat

Pig Farm Management Software

Whether you are a pig farm or a pig production management company managing swine production for multiple owners across multiple barns, swinemanagement.com is for you. Our pig farm management software helps you manage your inventory, batch profitability, logistics, feed plans, batch transfers, offsorts, market sales, barn visits, treatments, health scores and all your reporting in one software application, with electronic interfaces to Feed Mills and Packers. 

Keywords: [“pig”,”feed”,”batch”]
Source: http://swinemanagement.com

All Things Guinea Pig: Cavy Colours

This is an ongoing research page, but I will endeavor to compile as much information on the correct names for piggy colours as I can. If you read something here that you don’t think is correct, please let me know and I’ll correct it asap. A fantastic is found on Malibu Cavy Stud’s Page here. A basic guide to breeding for colour can be found here. A pretty comprehensive guide to breeds/coat types can be found here. 

Argente Types:(For more info visit this Argente page). 

Keywords: [“here”,”found”,”correct”]
Source: http://emmasguineapigs.blogspot.com/p/cavy-colours.html

Amazon.com: Kaytee Forti Diet Pro Health Food for Guinea Pig, 5 Pound: Prime Pantry

Kaytee Forti-Diet pro health is a nutritionally enhanced daily diet that provides the essential nutrients your pet needs for a long, healthy life. With DHA omega-3 – supports heart, brain and visual functions. Rich in natural antioxidants – for general health and immune support. Probiotics and prebiotics -natural ingredients that aid in digestive health. Rich in fiber – essential for proper function of the gastrointestinal tract. 

Keywords: [“health”,”natural”,”Rich”]
Source: https://www.amazon.com/Kaytee-Forti-Health-Guinea-Pound/dp/B0113X9HZ6

Melbourne Rabbit Clinic – Australia’s first dedicated rabbit and guinea pig only hospital

At the Melbourne Rabbit Clinic we have an absolute passion for rabbits and guinea pigs and we delight in their uniqueness. Our friendly team understands and shares in your love for your pet rabbits and guinea pigs. As a small and personal veterinary clinic we are proud to offer high quality veterinary care especially tailored for these wonderful pets. We hope to be more than just your vet, nurse and receptionist. 

Keywords: [“Rabbit”,”veterinary”,”pet”]
Source: http://www.melbournerabbitclinic.com

The Guinea Pig Forum

I got the feeling I wrongly explained myself, I always clean them in 5 days at least, except during the exam, but I have 3 cage, then I do a rotation : 1st cage, then after a week, in the other clean cage, then after a week in the 3rd cage, and then my exam are finished and I clean all the cage and go back to a normal routine. So they are not in physical contact with the cage that is dirty. 

Keywords: [“cage”,”clean”,”week”]
Source: https://www.theguineapigforum.co.uk/threads/cage-cleaning.119037

We Pigs News for 07-10-2018

We Pigs News for 07-01-2018

Enzyme activity, metabolites and clinically demonstrable changes in guinea pigs in tocopherol deficiency. Intestinal absorption of oxalate in scorbutic and ascorbic acid supplemented guinea pigs. The effect of variations in vitamin C intake on the cellular immune response of guinea pigs. Raised ascorbic acid consumption in cholesterol-fed guinea pigs. Kinetics of ascorbate depletion in guinea pigs after long-term high vitamin C intake. 

Studies on the pathology of experimental zinc deficiency in guinea pigs. Pathologic study on riboflavin deficiency in guinea pigs. For the summer of 2011 & 2012 we had several of our animals at Nelis’ Dutch Village, in Holland, MI.We also now have 2 pigs at Martha Clara Vineyards on Long Island, NY. They are not the super tiny ones, but they are still adorable. 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. 

Guinea Pig Rehome allows you to send emails to Guinea Pig Rehome’s Advisors who will be able to help you with rehoming a guinea pig, or finding a guinea pig to offer a home to. If you’re looking at rehoming a guinea pig, send an email to our advisor as they might be able to help you find a forever home for your guinea pig. Also if you are searching for a guinea pig to rehome, it is always worth talking to an advisor as they will be able to find your local rescues contact details and any guinea pigs looking at finding a home in your area. 

Keywords: [“pig”,”guinea”,”animal”]
Source: http://www.wepigs.com/we-pigs-news-for-07-01-2018-2

Dealing with an Overweight Rabbit or Guinea Pig

If your rabbit or guinea pig has a poor diet and gets too little exercise, he/she will have trouble keeping off the pounds. Diet and ExerciseIf your rabbit or guinea pig gets the proper food and right exercise, it’s unlikely that he will end up overweight. Always feed your pet a food that is formulated specifically for his species, be it rabbit or guinea pig. It’s ok to treat your rabbit or guinea pig once in a while, but you can’t give him a fattening treat every day. Guinea pigs need vitamin C in their diet, so you should give them kale, red peppers, snow peas, or dark green leafy vegetables like mustard greens or turnip greens. 

Problems Associated with Overweight PetsJust like in humans, excess weight can cause a host of health problems in small pets. It’s important to know what these are in case you are dealing with an obese rabbit or guinea pig. Flystrike: This is a condition in rabbits in which the rabbit is too fat to groom himself properly, and leaves fecal material on himself. This results in flies laying their eggs around the rabbit’s anus. If you notice any maggots around this area on your rabbit, you should take him to the veterinarian to have him treated. 

Pododermatitis: This is a condition that is common in overweight rabbits and guinea pigs that results in irritation, soreness, and pain in the rabbit’s legs and hocks. Ketosis: This is a condition that affects overweight Guinea Pigs in which their body burns more fat than it needs to because of improper glucose or liver glycogen levels. 

Keywords: [“rabbit”,”pet”,”guinea”]
Source: https://www.hartz.com/dealing-with-an-overweight-rabbit-or-guinea…

Official Minecraft Wiki

If successful, there is a 1⁄32 chance to spawn four baby chickens instead. If the egg was thrown at a wall at a certain angle, the chicken may spawn in the wall, suffocating the chicken. Baby chickens will grow up in 20 minutes, although the growth can be accelerated by seeds; each use of seeds reduces the remaining time by 10%. Baby chickens do not lay eggs. Adult chickens drop from 0 to 2 feathers, and 1 raw chicken. 

If a chicken dies while on fire, it drops cooked chicken instead of raw chicken. While in a loaded chunk, a chicken will lay one egg every 5 to 10 minutes, unless it is a part of a chicken jockey. Official release 1.0.0 Beta 1.9 Prerelease 2 Chickens can be bred with wheat. 15w43a Chickens can now drop several raw/cooked chickens if killed with a Looting-enchanted weapon. 1.11 16w32a Changed entity ID from Chicken to chicken. Added texture for under chicken’s head. Pocket Edition Alpha 0.3.0 Added chickens. 0.7.0 Chickens now lay eggs and have a 1 in 8 to spawn a baby chicken and a 1 in 254 chance an egg will hatch 4 chickens. 

TU14 1.04 Using a chicken spawn egg, baby chickens can now be spawned by using on an adult chicken. The changelog for Pocket Edition 0.3.0 referred to chickens as ducks… If you throw chicken eggs at glass panes, there is a small chance that the baby chicken will spawn on the other side of the panes. 

Keywords: [“chicken”,”seeds”,”baby”]
Source: http://minecraft.gamepedia.com/Chicken

Guinea Pig

Breeding The ideal age for the female guinea pig to start breeding is at least 20 weeks of age and before 1 year old. Average Litter Size The guinea pig can produce, on average, 3 young. General Physical Description The Rex Guinea Pig has a broad head and a short face. Feeding A well-balanced dry guinea mix will contain all the necessary nutritional requirements that a guinea pig needs. Visit our Guinea Pig Food department Cage & Bedding A basic standard cage, with a plastic base and a wire or plastic cover that attaches to the base, can be used as long as they are kept indoors, also the guinea pig must be allowed out for supervised exercise daily. 

An earthenware food bowl and a drinking bottle will also be required to feed and water the guinea pig. Visit our Guinea Pig Housing department Suitability For Children Character & Temperament Sleeping Habits In the wild cavies are more active at night. Visit our Guinea Pig Bedding department Toys & Exercise The cage or hutch itself could be furnished with items, such as boxes and tubes, for the guinea pig to hide in. Visit our Guinea Pig Toys department Types of Coat The coat of the Rex is woolly, dense and short. Colour The Rex guinea pig comes in many different colours. 

Visit our Guinea Pig Grooming department Intelligence Guinea pigs can become accustomed to the sound of your voice, and will show various degrees of response. It may even be possible, using treats as rewards, to train the guinea pig to carry out some of its natural activities. 

Keywords: [“guinea”,”pig”,”cage”]
Source: https://www.petplanet.co.uk/petplanet/breeds/Guinea_Pig_-_Rex.htm

We Pigs News for 06-30-2018

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 Clean your Guinea Pig Cage

One of the nice things about the Cubes and Coroplast cage is the ease of cleaning. Or, you could give them floor time during cage cleaning time. Or, you could remove them to a temporary bin during cage cleaning time. Or you could give them to another household member for lap-time during cage cleaning time. Toss the bedding in the garbage, or your compost heap if you are using appropriate bedding, or spread on your garden, or put in your green recycle bin. 

If you use bleach, use only a maximum of 10% bleach and 90% water and rinse VERY WELL. If you are using the proper amount of bedding in your cage and changing it often enough, you should rarely have even damp spots on the bottom of your cage. If you do, you need to clean or spot clean more frequently or add more bedding or change the type of bedding you are using. Generally, the dirtiest part of the cage should be on the sides. Ideally, you should give the pigs floor time while you are cleaning their cage. 

We must present a model of cavy care and our home must never ever smell like a cage or a barn. Some people use towels in a portion of a large Cubes and Coroplast cage and regular bedding on one end. Please see the Bedding page for more bedding ideas and suggestions. 

Keywords: [“cage”,”bedding”,”clean”]
Source: http://www.guineapigcages.com/cleaning.htm

The Lowdown on Guinea Pig Poop

If you’re thinking of getting a guinea pig for the first time, you probably want to know how much poop a guinea pig makes in a day. If you already own a guinea pig, you might want to know more about this coprophagia behavior you might have observed your guinea pig doing. For those who are curious, I’ve had both guinea pigs and rabbits, and I don’t think guinea pigs produce nearly as much poop as rabbits do. Some people clean a cage once a week for a single guinea pig, but that’s too much poop for me, so I prefer every 3-4 days. If a guinea pig has impacted stool, he needs a vet to manually get up in there and extract the poop. 

Guinea pigs are vulnerable to stress, and changes in environment are a stressor to some guinea pigs. As a general rule, guinea pig poop is safe to be around. Some people have successfully trained their guinea pig to poop in a litter box, although it’s often not a 100%-of-the-time behavior. Guinea pig poop makes a great fertilizer and can be used in compost bins and piles, as well. You can also use guinea pig poop to make a liquid fertilizer. 

Put your guinea pig poop in a bucket or can, then add water in a 2:1 ratio. There’s a town in Peru called Pachacama where they use guinea pig poop to make energy. 

Keywords: [“Guinea”,”pig”,”poop”]
Source: https://abyssinianguineapigtips.com/guinea-pig-poop

When The Pig Stops Eating

Several times a week we get a call or an E-Mail talking about the pig that has quit eating. A healthy pig loves to eat! That is the rule they live by. Sometimes it’s a big problem, sometimes a small one, but it is the first indication to you that all is not right with that pig. Pneumonia: The most common problem we have seen is pneumonia: Pig will stop eating and will run a fever usually in the 102 range at the beginning and can increase quickly if untreated. 

Common pig pneumonia usually shows no symptoms other than the pig refusing to eat and running a fever. Giving a pig with a blockage a laxative can cause major damage to the pig. Pain: A pig that is in extreme pain from an injury or illness will not eat. The pig shows no symptoms at all until they quit eating. There is no fever and no symptoms beyond the pig refusing to eat. 

The problem we seem to be seeing with these last two major problems is reluctance by some vets to open the pig up. It is not normal for a pig to go without eating for long periods of time!! Our thinking on this subject is if nothing stands out on any tests and this pig is still not eating than its time to take it to the next step and find out why. 

Keywords: [“pig”,”eat”,”problem”]
Source: http://www.pigpalssanctuary.com/health/stops_eating.htm

We Pigs News for 06-26-2018

Cage Cleaning: 3 Huge Guinea Pig Cages With Fleece

Respiratory Problems in Guinea Pigs

Guinea pigs are more delicate than many people suspect; their chunky, compact bodies suggest that they are not as susceptible as other more fragile looking animals such as gerbils and mice to common problems such as respiratory tract infections but in fact this is not the case. Guinea pigs are very sensitive to draughts and damp and must be looked after accordingly. They cannot get the common cold, or anything like it; respiratory infections are likely to be bacterial and may be caused by the guinea pig being in general poor health. To add to the confusion, guinea pigs suffer from allergies as well as infections and sometimes the issue is an environmental one, not disease. A guinea pig is a very vocal animal, with a variety of sounds which it makes to show how it is feeling; if it is happy it will make a noise which sounds very similar to a cats purr. 

Guinea pigs hate cold and damp; they come from the Andes and their natural habitat is dry, if at times rather cold. If on diagnosis it turns out that the guinea pig has a runny nose because of inhaled dust from the bedding, it is a simple matter to change it. The guinea pig is a tricky animal to treat with medicine as in the wild it is a prey animal and so can be nervous and quite tricky to handle. Guinea pigs usually have a special favourite which they will always respond to using that as a trojan horse to get the medicine into the animal is a stress free method if it is possible to do so, although granted, it is a little difficult if the food is already very wet, like cucumber but if the pig has a favourite rusk or something absorbent it should work well. With an animal like a guinea pig which is small and nervous it is essential to have regular contact with it. 

Guinea pigs become depressed very easily and this can lead to lack of appetite, leading in turn to a low vitamin intake which again can seriously undermine the animals health. Although not every guinea pig is gregarious and fond of human contact, they are animals which naturally live in colonies and groom each other and have constant contact. 

Keywords: [“pig”,”Guinea”,”animal”]
Source: http://netvet.co.uk/guinea pigs/respiratory-problems.htm

Advice of “Father of Health Physics” for Disposing of Tritium Safely Rebuffed by US NRC, Dr. K.Z. Morgan interview: DC, Philadelphia, Baltimore Treated as Guinea Pigs

Since I left the faculty at Georgia Tech, I’ve testified in over a hundred-fifty cases, trying to help people that have allegedly been injured by radiation. They actually bragged about the fact that they set up courses to train health physicists and lawyers on how to keep injured parties, injured from radiation, from getting any benefits! One of these was even held in Washington. Imagine: the Department of Justice-which is supposed, according to our Constitution, to provide justice to the citizen-training lawyers and health physicists how to cheat the public! How to allow people to be used as guinea pigs rather than be a hindrance to some nuclear or military program! 

All the people in the cities of Washington[, DC] and Philadelphia and Baltimore are guinea pigs, as you well know. I gave [the NRC] a letter [from me], showing how you can get rid of this tritium in a safe manner. If people could wait and read my book, they’d get some of the facts that you’d like to have now, maybe. I sent in my letter [to the NRC] showing these other ways you could dispose of the tritium without using humans as guinea pigs. As I recall in the letter, why tritium is far more hazardous than was agreed-to officially when I was chairman of the committee74 that set the standards for tritium and other radionuclides for 20 years, you see. 

An advisor to the-I don’t know his position, I guess the court recorder there, or maybe the second stage of lawyers they had-was Dr. [L.S.] Taylor, who had been chairman of NCRP for many years, who [now] is on the other side of the fence. Dr. Morgan began his career as a physics professor at Lenoir-Rhyne College, where he focused his work on cosmic ray research. In 1943, Dr. Morgan moved to Chicago to become a senior scientist in health physics for the Manhattan Engineer District. 

The following year, Dr. Morgan went to the newly formed Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, where he served as Director of Health Physics from 1944 to 1972. 

Keywords: [“year”,”tritium”,”pig”]
Source: https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2016/01/30/advice-of-father…

Santa Barbara Skinny Pigs

Just like regular guinea pigs, skinny pigs have some simple but specific care requirements to keep them happy and healthy. Skinny pigs do not have any natural protection from either cold or sun, they need to live indoors and away from direct sunlight. Furry guinea pigs are sensitive to heat and need to be kept somewhat cool, skinny pigs tolerate heat a little better but usually need a hiding place where they can snuggle up and keep warm. Skinny pigs are typically quite healthy, but there are some illnesses that they are more prone to than their furry counterparts. Skinny pigs never get guinea pig lice, but they are more likely to suffer from skin ailments, including sunburn, skin cancer, scratches or skin infections such as ringworm. 

Doctors inexperienced with guinea pigs may accidentally prescribe medication that is safe for other pets but can be very dangerous to guinea pigs, such as certain antibiotics. Skinny pigs will keep themselves quite clean on their own, as long as the cage they are in is also kept clean enough. That’s rarely and option so the next best thing is for new guinea pigs to be introduced to adult(s) when the new guinea pigs are extremely young. Adult guinea pigs are rarely aggressive or violent towards baby guinea pigs, though some rumbling, purring, strutting, dancing or other dominance behavior is still normal. You should not use typical hide boxes until all guinea pigs are getting along well, since it is easy for a guinea pig to go into a hide, a second guinea pig enter the hide, and the first one suddenly feel trapped, without an easy way to get more personal space. 

If you introduce guinea pigs together and they begin to fight, try to allow them to work out their issues without stepping in, unless a guinea pig is injured to the point of bleeding. Unfortunately this can happen quite quickly with skinny pigs since they don’t have fur to protect them, so extra care must be taken with skinny pig introductions. 

Keywords: [“pig”,”guinea”,”cage”]
Source: http://sbskinnypigs.com/care.php