We Pigs News for 08-10-2018

Avian Flu Diary: California: San Luis Obispo Public Health Investigating Suspected Swine Variant Flu Cases

Like we saw in Michigan last week, and in Indiana in early July, pigs carrying swine flu are suspected of infecting fairgoers at the California Mid-State fair. The County of San Luis Obispo Public Health Department is investigating several cases of influenza in the community to determine whether they are linked to a case of influenza in a pig at the California Mid-State Fair. At this time, the Public Health Department does not have any laboratory confirmation that the cases are linked to pigs. A number of cases of pigs transmitting influenza to humans at agricultural fairs have occurred in other states in recent years. If you seek medical attention for the flu and have had extended contact with pigs, tell your health care provider about that contact. 

Swine flu outbreaks linked to county fairs and agricultural exhibits present a particularly sticky problem for both fair organizers, and public health officials. As we saw a year ago in EID Journal: Transmission Of Swine H3N2 To Humans At Agricultural Exhibits – Michigan & Ohio 2016, these venues are particularly good at disseminating novel flu viruses to the public. Variant influenza infections in humans continue to occur through contact with exhibition swine; often, the cases are in swine exhibitors with close and prolonged swine exposure. Of note, while widespread illness in pigs was only rarely reported, surveillance revealed an average prevalence of influenza A in fair pigs of 77.5%. This study cautions that this suggests `that subclinical influenza A infections in pigs remain a threat to public health. 

This from the CDC. CDC Recommendations For People At High Risk:If you are at high risk of serious flu complications and are going to a fair where pigs will be present, avoid pigs and swine barns at the fair. Take protective measures if you must come in contact with pigs that are known or suspected to be sick. To further reduce the risk of infection, minimize contact with pigs in the pig barn and arenas. 

Keywords: [“pig”,”flu”,”people”]
Source: http://afludiary.blogspot.com/2018/08/california-san-luis-obispo-public.html

China to launch emergency inspections on farms after swine …

BEIJING, Aug 6 – China’s Liaoning province will increase inspections at pig farms and markets and strengthen the monitoring of hog transportation, after the nation’s first African swine fever case was reported there, local media Liaoning Daily reported on Monday. The African swine fever outbreak poses a major threat to the hog farming industry in the province and the whole country, and must be eradicated thoroughly, an official from Liaoning Provincial Bureau of Animal Health and Production said, according to Liaoning Daily. The provincial government has asked local authorities to launch emergency inspections at all pig farms, hog markets, slaughterhouses and harmless treatment sites in the province, and report any cases of pig deaths due to unknown reasons, slaughtered pigs found with splenomegaly or splenic hemorrhage, and immune failure among pigs after receiving swine fever vaccines, the paper reported, citing the animal health bureau. Liaoning also ordered the temporary closure of all live hog markets and slaughterhouses in Shenbei district, where the outbreak was discovered, the paper reported. China culled some 913 hogs near Shenyang, the capital of Liaoning, and banned transportation of hogs from the affected areas, following the outbreak. 

Hogs and products in Shenyang can only be distributed within the city, while those transported from outside must go through strict quarantine, the animal health bureau official said. The case in Liaoning, the first in East Asia, has stoked concern about its spread in China, which has the world’s largest pig herd, and possibly to neighbouring countries in Asia. Japan has suspended imports of heat-treated Chinese pork and tightened quarantine operations at airport and seaports, following the outbreak. Local authorities in Liaoning must put affected pigs under strict quarantine and monitoring once suspected cases were discovered. The movement of susceptible animals, and their products must also be restricted, the report said. 

Keywords: [“Liaoning”,”pig”,”hog”]
Source: http://news.trust.org/item/20180806103210-ghnce

High fat diets and pathology in the guinea pig. Atherosclerosis or liver damage?

Animal models have been widely used to investigate the relationship between diet and atherosclerosis and also to study disease etiology and possible interventions. Few published studies actually reported observations of characteristic atherosclerotic lesions and even fewer of advanced lesions. Studies, by our group, of guinea pigs fed on a high-fat diet revealed similar observations, with indications primarily of fatty streaks but little evidence of atherosclerotic plaques. This review discusses the feasibility of the guinea pig as a model for dietary-induced atherosclerosis. As it stands, current evidence raises doubt as to whether guinea pigs could serve as a realistic model for atherosclerosis. 

Our own data and the literature suggest that they could be useful models for studying lipoprotein metabolism, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, and dietary interventions which may help regulate these conditions. Substance High fat diets and pathology in the guinea pig. 

Keywords: [“pig”,”Guinea”,”model”]
Source: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23195951

Romania reports 500 outbreaks of African swine fever in pigs

BUCHAREST, Romania – Romanian authorities have reported more than 500 separate outbreaks of African swine fever in pigs, mainly in the Danube Delta and near the Hungarian border. In the eastern county of Tulcea, the region worst hit by the disease, an official told The Associated Press on Monday that a state of emergency had been proclaimed. Mihai Pagal, a spokesman for the Tulcea prefect’s office, said 48,000 pigs had been culled since June after they came down with the disease. He said two large commercial farms had been badly hit, as well as many smaller farms. Tulcea alone has seen 471 outbreaks of swine fever, according to Romanian veterinary authorities. 

They said nationwide, 500 farmers will receive compensation for dead livestock. The World Organization for Animal Health says African swine fever doesn’t affect humans. 

Keywords: [“farms”,”Tulcea”,”fever”]
Source: https://apnews.com/afc7dcfcf195459fabfca6dbb17b67b6

We Pigs News for 08-08-2018

Pigs At Fowlerville Fair Test Positive For Swine Flu

The Livingston County Health Department reports the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development identified pigs at the Fowlerville Fair that tested positive for swine flu, or influenza A. The Fowlerville Fair Board has taken steps to isolate infected pigs to prevent additional exposure. Infected pigs began showing symptoms Thursday evening and laboratory results were confirmed late Friday afternoon. At this time, there are no reported human illnesses. The Health Department and Fowlerville Fair Board are reaching out to swine exhibitors, their families, and anyone who visited the swine barn at the fair to notify them of possible exposure to infected pigs. 

The Health Department is also instructing healthcare providers in the area to watch for patients with respiratory symptoms who report exposure to swine or who visited the fair. Swine flu can spread quickly between pigs and while rare, can pass to humans through droplets in the air when sick pigs cough or sneeze. Human symptoms are similar to those of seasonal flu and can include fever, cough, runny nose, and sometimes body aches, nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea. Symptoms usually appear within three days of exposure but can occur up to 10 days. Currently there is no vaccine for swine flu, nor will the seasonal flu vaccine protect against swine flu; however, antiviral drugs, such as Tamiflu and Relenza, are said to be an effective form of treatment. 

The Health Department’s full release can be viewed at the attachment below. 

Keywords: [“swine”,”pigs”,”flu”]
Source: http://whmi.com/news/article/pigs-fowlerville-swine-flu

Recruiter for the feed industry

At Continental Search, we combine the science of recruiting and the art of matchmaking. We support animal feed companies and their suppliers in the United States and Canada. In 2002, we began focusing on animal agriculture and have filled 340 positions in the field, most with traditional feed companies, mineral/consulting companies and their suppliers. In 2016, we decided to increase our capacity and began training three additional recruiters as we anticipated a growing demand for talent in the feed industry. We are happy to announce that we are now accepting new clients! 

Traditional feed companies hire over 150 sales reps, nutritionists, plant managers and executives. European feed additive companies enter and expand the US market with nutritionists, sales managers and reps. American feed additive and milk replacer companies recruit technical and sales expertise during their expansion phases. Mineral/Consulting companies hire over 40 consultants, sales managers and plant managers. If you are looking to expand or upgrade your team and are in search of a recruitment firm with over 50 years of collective experience, we would like to speak with you at 276-6789. 

If you are considering your next step in your career, send your resume or contact one of our recruiters. 

Keywords: [“feed”,”company”,”managers”]
Source: http://www.consearch.com

Scientists Successfully Transplant Lab-Grown Lungs Into Pigs

Thanks to medical technology that has helped lead to the development of organ transplants, this has resulted in many lives being saved, where organs such as hearts, lungs, livers, and kidneys have over the years been successfully transplanted from one person to the other. The problem with transplants is that you need to find a donor that matches you. Given that some organs cannot be transplanted from a living person to another, this narrows down the availability options even more, which is one of the reasons why the black market on organs is thriving. There is a glimmer of hope on that horizon, thanks to scientists at the University of Texas Medical Branch where they have successfully managed to transplant lab-grown lungs into a pig. Of course this is a long way off from creating lungs that can be transplanted into humans, but the fact that it was successfully transplanted into a pig who survived is a huge step. 

Like we said, there is still a long way to go before this tech can be applied to humans, if at all. This is because there needs to be studies done to see how long/durable these lab-made lungs hold up over the years, and if there might be any negative side-effects. 

Keywords: [“transplant”,”lung”,”study”]
Source: http://www.ubergizmo.com/2018/08/scientists-transplant-lab-grown-lungs-pigs

Scientists Created Lab-Grown Lungs And Transplanted Them Into Pigs

Lab-grown lungs were successfully transplanted into pigs for the first time. Scientists at the University of Texas Medical Branch are celebrating a breakthrough as they successfully transplanted lab-grown lungs into pigs. This took 30 days inside a bioreactor tank, where the lungs were pumped with nutrients. During the experiment, the pigs’ left lungs were transplanted alongside a bioengineered lung. While the lungs functioned during the study, they weren’t connected to pulmonary arteries. 

The transplanted lungs developed blood vessels and connected to the rest of the pigs’ vascular system, according to Popular Science. Back in 2014, Joan Nichols and her team bioengineered a human lung. Engineered pig lung transplant ‘a success’ https://t. The researchers hope that the technology could one day be used for human lung transplants. Great! 

U.S. researchers transplant bioengineered lungs into pigs without complication. All of pigs that received a bioengineered lung stayed healthy https://t. It looks like the road is still long before human bioengineered lung transplants could take place. 

Keywords: [“lung”,”pig”,”transplant”]
Source: https://www.inquisitr.com/5014844/scientists-created-lab-grown…

We Pigs News for 08-04-2018

Guinea Pig Care : Common Health Problems in Pet Guinea Pigs

Polluting Pigs Part IV

The saga of polluting pigs continues, with both good and bad news. Good news first: The second of 26 nuisance lawsuits filed against Murphy Brown LLC, a subsidiary of Smithfield Foods, the world’s largest pork producer, wrapped up in July 2018 with a $25 million verdict against Smithfield. A federal jury ruled that Smithfield should pay two neighbors living near a North Carolina Smithfield contractor’s pig farm the sizable sum due to bad odors, flies and loud trucks caused by the concentrated animal feeding operation. Maybe you want to try making something you’ve never made before or….Stop putting your kids’ food in plastic containers, top pediatricians sayCans, plastic containers, and processed meats are just a few of the culprits that, they say, often carry traces of toxins that can get into a child’s blood system and affect….FDA Warns Against Vaginal ‘Rejuvenation’ Devices Citing Scary Side EffectsVaginal rejuvenation procedures are a popular trend among medspas and other wellness facilities, not to mention as a B-plot storyline in several reality TV episodes. While….’Very promising’ drug may cure pancreatic cancerResearchers from Barts Cancer Institute found that the treatment cures mice with the disease by using the rodents’ immune cells to attack tumours, with similar medication being….LeBron James Opened A School For At-Risk Kids, And We Couldn’t Love Him MoreLeBron James started an incredible school for at-risk kids LeBron James can do it all. 

One other way is to perform a sniff test of your armpits….. 

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Source: https://www.masterdoctor.net/pollution/polluting-pigs-part-iv.g

Vegan Outreach

Many of the nation’s most routine animal farming practices would be illegal if perpetrated against cats and dogs. In his groundbreaking book, Animal Liberation, philosophy professor Peter Singer popularized the word speciesism. Farmed animals such as cows, pigs, and chickens are seen as objects to be turned into food. Farmed animals live sad lives-normally in dark warehouses that you wouldn’t even recognize as farms. To make the most profit, killing and disassembling animals must move quickly and many animals end up being conscious through much of the process. 

A steady flow of investigations shows that terrible working conditions take a toll on the workers who will sometimes act out cruelly toward the animals. Dozens of undercover investigations have exposed the abuse of farmed animals and the industry has responded by trying to punish whistleblowers. A weight is lifted from my shoulders knowing I don’t pay people to kill animals. The growing number of successful vegan bodybuilders, weightlifters, and other athletes show you don’t need animal products to build muscle. Don’t worry about avoiding hidden animal ingredients-as society moves away from using animals these byproducts will disappear. 

Because it takes more small animals to feed someone, it makes the most sense not to switch from eating one species of animal to another, but rather to cut back on all animal products at a pace you find sustainable. Combating speciesism means not supporting the violence inflicted on farmed animals-by cutting back and eventually eliminating animal products, you can help put an end to speciesism! 

Keywords: [“animal”,”vegan”,”worker”]
Source: https://veganoutreach.org/why-vegan

Swine flu confirmed in pigs

The Fowlerville Fair may be long gone but swine flu may not be. The Livingston County Health Department is reporting the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development have identified pigs that were at the Fowlerville Fair that tested positive for swine flu. Steps were taken to isolate the pigs that were infected and to prevent any additional exposure. Symptoms of swine flu, or influenza A, showed up in the animals on Thursday, July 26 and results of the sickness were confirmed by a lab on Friday afternoon. There haven’t been any reports of human illnesses. 

The Health Department and Fowlerville Fair Board want all swine exhibitors, their families, and anyone who visited the swine barn at the fair to be aware of the possible exposure to the infected pigs. Healthcare providers should also watch for patients with respiratory symptoms who report that they had visited the fair and the pig exhibits. The Health Department says that swine flu can spread quickly between pigs and while it doesn’t happen often, it can pass to humans. Droplets in the air that come from when sick pigs cough or sneeze is the most common way of transferring the flu. Human symptoms are similar to those of seasonal flu and can include fever, cough, runny nose, and sometimes body aches, nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea. 

Symptoms usually appear within three days of exposure but can occur up to 10 days. The Health Department’s full release is attached to this story. 

Keywords: [“pig”,”flu”,”swine”]
Source: http://www.wilx.com/content/news/Swine-flu-confirmed-in-pigs–489517461.html

Supreme Petfoods

Guinea pigs are generally hardy animals, but there are some ailments that can befall them. Dental Problems – as with all rodents, guinea pigs’ teeth continue to grow throughout their life. Guinea pigs require a high fibre diet to ensure the teeth are evenly worn and to prevent overgrowth. Ensure the diet contains sufficient fibre and that your guinea pigs have as much fresh hay and they can chew! It is best to move the guinea pig into an area of its own and take him to the vet as soon as possible, so the abscess can be treated. 

Skin Complaints – Guinea pigs are prone to skin conditions. Your guinea pig will scratch these itchy areas which will develop scabs and cause its hair to fall out. It is important that you take your guinea pig to the vet for treatment. Vitamin C is also essential for many other processes in the body. Guinea pigs are not able to produce vitamin C themselves and therefore need vitamin C in their diet, so make sure you feed a diet that has sufficient vitamin C. 

A lack of vitamin C can lead to lameness, loss of teeth, rough coat, alopecia and anorexia. It is important to take your guinea pig to the vet for treatment as soon as any of these symptoms occur. Keeping the hutch clean, dry and regularly treated with Keep It Clean should give your pet guinea pigs the best chance of a long and healthy life. 

Keywords: [“Guinea”,”pig”,”Vitamin”]
Source: https://supremepetfoods.com/guinea-pigs

We Pigs News for 07-25-2018

Consumer health at risk

The veterinary authority of HCMC has sounded the alarm over the rampant use of forbidden growth stimulants by farm owners to make pigs grow fast and lean to earn higher profit regardless of their side effects on consumers’ health. After its inspections at eight pig slaughterhouses in the city since the middle of this year, the agency has revealed startling facts about the meat that people eat in their daily meals. It said 31 out of 222 urine samples of pigs tested positive for banned substances including beta-agonist medicine, and pigs in Dong Nai Province were found to contain more substances harmful to consumers than other provinces. In addition to Dong Nai, the pigs are transported to the city from Tien Giang, Long An, Ben Tre, Binh Phuoc, Binh Thuan and Ba Ria-Vung Tau provinces. Khuong Tran Phuc Nguyen, head of the veterinary inspection division under the HCMC Veterinary Department, was quoted by Tuoi Tre newspaper as saying that inspections had revealed higher residues of prohibited substances in products of pigs farmed in more localities as the banned substance residue levels in the domestic animal averaged 227 parts per billion but has soared to an alarming level of 526 ppb this year. 

The residue level in pigs in Dong Nai is up to 1,391 ppb, followed by Long An with 969 ppb and Tien Giang with 547 ppb. Despite more inspections, it is still easy to buy banned substances for boosting pig weight in Dong Nai and other localities as reported by local media in recent days. The main reason is that violators have not been punished heavily and total administrative fines of a slight VND87 million suggested for seven violators in HCMC are a case in point. Pham Minh Dao, director of the Dong Nai Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, has proposed criminal charges for violators as a bold measure to crack down on the rampant sale and use of such lean pork making substances harmful to consumers. Experts have suggested agencies publicize the names of those farms found to feed their pigs with banned substances to supply pig wholesalers and consumers to boycott their products. 

In Vietnam, many people eat pork dishes every day, so their health is being threatened by the harmful products of pigs produced by those caring about profit more than human health unless authorities take tough punitive measures against them. 

Keywords: [“pig”,”substance”,”Dong”]
Source: https://vnbusiness.com.vn/consumer-health-at-risk-a5683.html

Mini Pig Education Mini Pig Miniature Pig |

The mission and focus of this website is to educate people about mini pigs. Our team is dedicated to protecting pigs, saving pigs, ensuring accurate and credible information is available about pigs and most importantly, helping mini pig parents with the sometimes complicated care of pigs. We have seen dog shaming pictures, cat shaming videos…but I believe Mini Pig Info is the first to collect videos and pictures and attempt to create something like this. Every single person who is even remotely thinking of adding a pig to their family should watch this video before making that HUGE leap into mini pig parenthood. We do appreciate everyone allowing us to use their pictures and videos to create the video and we hope that it is helpful to someone out there who is contemplating whether or not a pig is the right pet for them. 

Thank you so much for coming to our website to find more information about mini pigs. If you have multiple pigs, once you answer, the results, up until the time you respond, will show up and if you don’t mind refreshing the page, you can answer multiple times, preferably once for each pig. This is the first in a series of polls we will be creating to try and provide more accurate information that reflects the overall pig community as it is now. I believe some of the numbers in the past that have been quoted have been skewed, inaccurate, exaggerated or possibly even made up, so we decided to collect info from the pig community and put together the results in a format that people can see for themselves. The responses will be from the people in the pig community and this particular survey will give everyone a better idea of the rate at which pigs are actually being rehomed. 

Again, we set it so you can vote multiple times since many people have several pigs that ended up in their care because of different circumstances, so please take the poll once for each pig in your care. It only takes a few seconds to sign and because one voice doesn’t affect much change, we know that a lot of voices can, so your signature could be life altering for someone who is fighting to keep their pig. 

Keywords: [“pig”,”people”,”information”]
Source: https://www.minipiginfo.com

In New Theory, Swine Flu Started in Asia, Not Mexico

The first person to carry the flu to North America from Asia, assuming that is what happened, has never been found and never will be, because people stop carrying the virus when they get better. The highly unusual virus – which includes genetic bits of North American human, avian and swine flus and Eurasian swine flu – has not been detected in any pigs except those in a single herd in Canada that was found infected in late April. The whole herd was culled, and the virus has not been found elsewhere in Canada, as it would have been if it were endemic, since American and Canadian laboratories test thousands of flu samples to help the pork industry develop vaccines. A sample taken from a pig in Hong Kong in 2004 was recently found to have a virus nearly matching the new flu. Scientists tracking the virus’s lineage have complained that there is far too little global surveillance of flu in swine. 

Public databases have 10 times as many human and avian flu sequences as they do porcine ones, said Dr. Michael W. Shaw, a scientist in the flu division of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and there are far fewer pig flu sequences from Asia than from North America and Europe, and virtually none from South America or Africa. The new virus was first isolated in late April by American and Canadian laboratories from samples taken from people with flu in Mexico, Southern California and Texas. In May, the Mexican government said it had tested pigs on the Veracruz farms and found them free of the virus. 

Since the human outbreak in Veracruz is believed to have started in February, many veterinary experts said testing pig snouts for live virus in April proved nothing. A pig that had the new H1N1 flu would come up positive on an antibody test. So would a pig that had the regular H1N1 swine flu that has circulated since 1930, or even a pig that had been vaccinated against the earlier H1N1 flu – and all the Smithfield pigs routinely get flu shots. The company said vaccinated pigs could be distinguished from previously ill pigs because illness produced more antibodies. 

Keywords: [“flu”,”pig”,”virus”]
Source: https://www.nytimes.com/2009/06/24/health/24flu.html

We Pigs News for 07-19-2018

Pig hormones

Pig reproduction is an important aspect of husbandry for many farms. If you have questions or are concerned with any aspect of pig fertility or pregnancy, please contact your veterinary surgeon. PG 600® Powder and solvent for solution for injection. Planate® 0.0875 mg/ml Solution for injection. PMSG-Intervet® 5000 iu powder and solvent for solution for injection. 

Porceptal® 4 micrograms/ml solution for injection for pigs. Receptal® 0.004 mg/ml Solution for injection. Regumate Porcine® 0.4 % w/v oral solution. 

Keywords: [“solution”,”injection”,”Pig”]
Source: http://www.msd-animal-health.co.uk/pigs/hormones.aspx

How to Go Vegan & Why in 3 Simple Steps

Overhaul your shopping list by adding a few mock meats and nondairy delights. Here are some of the products that make our mouths water the most! Best of all, many of these can be found at grocery stores in your neighborhood. A few of our favorites are Daiya vegan cheeses, Gardein vegan meats, Earth Balance vegan butters, and Silk soy milks! Check the box next to each product to add it to your virtual list. 

E-mail the list to yourself for easy viewing on your phone or for printing. 

Keywords: [“vegan”,”list”,”product”]
Source: https://features.peta.org/how-to-go-vegan

Flowers & Plants Online

Love comes in all shapes and sizes! Whether you’re celebrating your two Dads’ upcoming nuptials, best friend and soulmate’s birthday, or grandparents’ golden anniversary, we have a perfect card just for them. The summer of love Love comes in all shapes and sizes! Whether you’re celebrating your two Dads’ upcoming nuptials or grandparents’ golden anniversary, we have a perfect card just for them. 

Keywords: [“Love”,”card”,”perfect”]
Source: https://www.moonpig.com/uk

Fair Attendee Contracts Flu From Infected Pigs – Indiana Public Radio

An attendee of an Indiana county fair contracted the flu after being exposed to pigs. The Indiana State Department of Health says the strand of the flu, H3N2 is most commonly associated with contact with infected pigs. Health professionals say to wash your hands and keep things away from your mouth while in a pig barn or show areas. The flu is not transmitted by eating pork or pork products. 

Keywords: [“pig”,”flu”,”pork”]
Source: https://indianapublicradio.org/news/2018/07/fair-attendee…

Bobtails Rabbit and Guinea pig Rescue

This wonderful DVD was made as a guide for new rabbit owners,. Mostly filmed here at Bobtails Rescue Centre, this DVD offers guidance on subjects such as;. Litter box trainingCorrect feedingBody LanguageRabbit BreedsCorrect HousingHealth AdviceGroomingAnd much more. If you are thinking of adopting a Rabbit, then why not buy this before you do, it will help answer a lot of your queries. 

Keywords: [“rabbit”,”DVD”]
Source: http://www.bobtailsrescue.org.uk/news2.asp?newsID=71

Pet Health Care Products & Information

CAUTION:Federal law restricts this drug to use by or on the order of a licensed veterinarian. WARNINGS: DO NOT ADMINISTER THIS PRODUCT ORALLY For the first 30 minutest after application ensure that dogs cannot lick the product from application site of themselves or other treated animal. Chidren should not come in contact with the application sites for two hours after application. 

Keywords: [“application”,”site”,”PRODUCT”]
Source: https://www.petbasics.com

What Doctors Want You to Know

That sounds like a lymph node, which could enlarge in response to an ear or sinus infection. If it eventually goes away completely, say in two to four weeks, then there’s no cause for concern, especially if you have symptoms of said infections. If it does not go away, you may want to have it looked at – sometimes we need to take these out for definitive diagnosis if they linger. 

Keywords: [“away”,”infection”]
Source: https://www.healthtap.com/topics/guinea-pig-lump-under-chin

Animal Health

During the weekend of June 1-2, more than 8,000 young adults from across the European Union journeyed to Strasbourg, France for the third European Youth Event, sponsored by the Parliament. Beverley Flatt, an alumnus of the Youth Ag Summit and current member of the communications team for Animal Health at Bayer, took part in the event to discuss the future of farming. 

Keywords: [“Event”,”Youth”,”European”]
Source: https://animalhealth.bayer.com

Modern technology helping to manage smelly pigs

Animal Health Digest, LLC is a content curation and aggregation service for animal health professionals. We continuously read and review more than 150 publications that produce articles, studies, reviews, white papers and other material for veterinarians, veterinary professionals, veterinary support staff, companion animal owners and livestock owners. 

Keywords: [“Animal”,”owners”,”veterinary”]
Source: http://animalhealthdigest.com/modern-technology-helping-to-manage-smelly-pigs

guinea pig flooring

eBay determines this price through a machine-learned model of the product’s sale prices within the last 90 days. eBay determines trending price through a machine-learned model of the product’s sale prices within the last 90 days. eBay Premium ServiceTrack record of excellent service. Learn more eBay Premium ServiceTrack record of excellent service. 

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Source: https://www.ebay.com.au/sch/i.html?_nkw=guinea+pig+flooring

PBS Animal Health

Paste supplement offers a calming effect that lasts for hours and allows your show pig to be shown more professionally. Each 34 gm tube contains guaranteed min 5% l-tryptophan, min 48.5 mg magnesium, min 347 mg niacin, min 88 mg thiamin and min 18 mg vitamin B6. Directions: Administer 1/3 tube 2-3 hours prior to showing. 

Keywords: [“min”,”tube”,”show”]
Source: http://www.pbsanimalhealth.com/details/Show-Pig-Paste/445-86.html

Farm Supplies Queensland Australia

We have exciting news to announce at The Farm Store. We have partnered with a new and exciting online payments company, zipMoney, representing the future of online shopping. ZipMoney provides customers with a safe, secure and incredibly easy way to shop online plus you get an extended interest free period on all purchases. 

Keywords: [“online”,”shop”,”zipMoney”]
Source: http://www.thefarmstore.com.au

Pet Food & Accessories

Taste of the Wild.Wagg.Harringtons. Royal Canin Buy 3 for 2 on selected 1.5kg-4kg bags. FREE DELIVERYOn all orders over £29*. PET CLINICService for your pets, in store. FREE DELIVERYOn all orders over £29*. 

PET CLINICservice for your pets, in store. 

Keywords: [“PET”,”store”,”CLINICService”]
Source: https://www.jollyes.co.uk

We Pigs News for 06-27-2018

13 UNSAFE Foods For Your Guinea Pig

Deadly new flu virus in US and Mexico may go pandemic

A novel flu virus has struck hundreds of people in Mexico, and at least 18 have died. The US has declared a public health emergency, and the World Health Organization is holding emergency meetings to decide whether to declare the possible onset of a flu pandemic. Ironically, after years of concern about H5N1 bird flu, the new flu causing concern is a pig virus, of a family known as H1N1. Flu viruses are named after the two main proteins on their surfaces, abbreviated H and N. They are also differentiated by what animal they usually infect. 

On Wednesday, the CDC announced that routine surveillance had uncovered mild flu cases during late March and April, caused by a novel swine flu virus. Then on Friday the WHO in Geneva said in a statement there have been around 900 suspected cases of swine flu in Mexico City and two other regions of Mexico, with around 60 suspected deaths. On Saturday and Sunday, the CDC confirmed eight cases of swine flu had been confirmed at a girl’s school in New York, two cases in Kansas and a case in Ohio. Anne Schuchat, head of science and public health at the CDC, said that the US virus is an unusually mongrelised mix of genetic sequences from North American pigs, Eurasian pigs, birds and humans. The H protein on its surface, having hitherto circulated only in pigs, is one most human immune systems have never seen, the crucial requirement for a pandemic flu. 

While suspect deaths in Mexico are being tested for H1N1, we don’t know how many mild cases of virus there may have been in the affected region that have gone untested. One ominous sign is that the Mexican cases are said to be mainly young adults, a hallmark of pandemic flu. Another H1N1 flu jumped from pigs to people in 1976, and killed an army recruit in New Jersey. The US went on high alert and vaccinated thousands of people – but the virus did not spread readily enough to maintain an epidemic, and fizzled out. 

Keywords: [“flu”,”virus”,”case”]
Source: https://www.newscientist.com/article/dn17025-deadly-new-flu-virus…

GMO Pigs Coming Soon with Help of USDA and Biotech

An unfunded cooperative agreement between the USDA’s Agricultural Research Service and a currently unnamed corporation plans to address the ‘boar taint problem’ which causes a pig’s meat to smell of male reproductive organs by altering a pig’s genome. Yep – GMO pigs are in the making, all because the male pigs have an ‘offensive odor’ that can make their meat ill-fit for market. Biotech scientists are certain they can create a taint-free boar through a process that edits a pig’s genome rather than introducing any DNA foreign to the species, as has been the case with many GMO experiments like Bt corn or Round Up ready soy. In their usual style, biotech scientists try to minimize the possible ramifications of their projects. Yes, just altering DNA. 

This could likely just be another vile campaign by the US government to alter human DNA. Take for example the government supported experiment conducted with the help of the Rockefeller Institute for Medical Investigations which infected human subjects with cancer cells, or the U.S. military’s research on biological weapons at Fort Detrick, MD since the 1940s. Here is a further timeline on government experiments that smack of altering a pig’s genome, only more insidious. The Modern Farmer article focuses mainly on natural ways to prevent taint, only covers the GMO aspect toward the end, and concludes that it wouldn’t accomplish anything that traditional breeding and care couldn’t. 

If you really are finding an offensive smell in your male hogs, you might want to start looking at what you are feeding them & who is producing the feed. A non-smelly male may be construed as less attractive. The farmers already feed them GMO feed, so what’s the difference. Pigs are some of the most filthiest animals in the world. Perhaps to appease the pigs in GitMO, and their swine in arms around the world. 

Keywords: [“pigs”,”GMO”,”male”]
Source: http://naturalsociety.com/gmo-pigs-coming-soon-help-usda-biotech

The Laboratory Rabbit, Guinea Pig, Hamster, and Other Rodents

This chapter provides a general introduction to basic husbandry for the laboratory guinea pig. General laboratory animal facility design and principles for rats, mice, and hamsters are applicable to the guinea pig. Modifications of these principles for guinea pig specific behavior and characteristics are noted. This chapter discusses the facility design, environment, and basic husbandry recommendations for the guinea pig. Although general laboratory animal facility design and principles for rats, mice, and hamsters have applicability to the guinea pig, characteristics and behavior unique to this species have fostered implementation of new and/or adjunct husbandry practices to improve the care and use of this laboratory animal. 

In addition to the natural behavior and physiology of the species, the nature of the research activity performed considers planning, design, or modifications of guinea pig holding rooms. Quarantine facilities, breeding colonies, conventional and infectious disease research have different requirements for housing. The Guinea pigs are generally docile and seldom bite; however, they are easily frightened and will try to avoid capture or being held. This chapter further explains the housing condition required for guinea pigs, which includes the right ventilation, illumination, temperature, humidity, sanitation, noise conditions, and space requirements. Ventilation for laboratory animals should balance air quality, animal comfort, and energy efficiency to provide cage environments that will optimize animal welfare and research results. 

The chapter reviews the nutritional diseases and record keeping of guinea pigs. For the identification of the animals, cage cards are used and the cards should include the strain of guinea pigs, sex, number, principal investigator, and research protocol identification. 

Keywords: [“guinea”,”pig”,”animal”]
Source: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/B9780123809209000213

We Pigs News for 06-10-2018

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This new book written by experts from around the world focuses on the health of pigs, first with coverage of the disorders of pigs organised by clinical sign and body system. The book explores environmental medicine and then health maintenance. Treatment options are discussed, emphasizing a reduction in antimicrobial use and an increased awareness of a holistic approach to treatment. The book includes over 1,500 high-quality illustrations to enhance the clinical description, as well as a wealth of high-quality videos to test the reader in making differential diagnoses with treatment options. Quizzes at the end of each section also encourage reflective learning. 

Clinical examination of the individual pig and groups are covered along with environmental medicine, making this the ideal reference for veterinary practitioners and students. Those interested in population medicine will particularly enjoy the holistic approach to veterinary medicine. All those who appreciate the many talents of pigs will enjoy the practical approach to managing the health of their animals. This book moves veterinary science forward, promoting health rather than treating disease. It will be your number one reference for keeping your pigs healthy. 

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Keywords: [“pig”,”medicine”,”health”]
Source: http://ebook3000.com/Pig-Health_511307.html

Guinea pig Insurance

Browse our veterinary-reviewed Dog and Cat Illness Guide to learn more about pet health. Always talk to your veterinarian if you have a concern about your pet’s symptoms or health. Pet Assure allows pet owners to save on their pet’s veterinary care, even pre-existing conditions. Pet Assure is a low – cost pet insurance alternative. It’s perfect for Guinea pig! 

Learn why more than 100,000 households have chosen Pet Assure for their pets. Among pet health plans, Pet Assure is the best value pet plan for your Guinea pig. It is the best pet insurance alternative and available for any type of pet. Pet Assure covers every medical condition, including ear infections, skin allergies, skin infections, gastritis, enteritis / diarrhea, arthritis, bladder infections, tumors and hypothyroidism. We are the cheap pet insurance alternative that covers every medical service, including routine visits, dental work, x-rays, laboratory work, vaccines, cremation, spay & neuter, hospitalization and emergency services. 

Compare pet insurance to us; whether you are looking for dog insurance or cat insurance, insurance for your pet is costly. Choose Pet Assure, the pet discount plan that more than pays for itself. 

Keywords: [“pet”,”insurance”,”Assure”]
Source: https://www.petassure.com/education/exotic-breeds/guinea-pig-insurance

BBMP intensifies drive against stray pigs

The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike has intensified its drive to round up stray pigs in the backdrop of the outbreak of the Nipah virus in the neighbouring State of Kerala. According to health officials, pigs can sometimes be the intermediary hosts of the virus. To date, the civic body has failed to crack down on the pig menace and on illegal breeders on the outskirts of Bengaluru despite complaints from citizens in H.S.R. Layout, Bommanahalli, Yelahanka and Mahadevapura. In April, the civic body had floated a tender for catching stray pigs. 

As per the tender, the contractor pays Rs. 70/ kg for the pigs that have been caught. Mayor R. Sampath Raj said that the civic body had also received several petitions from citizens in S.K. Garden and Tavarekere to shift privately managed pig slaughter houses. The BBMP is now considering shifting these slaughterhouses to the outskirts of Bengaluru. 

Keywords: [“pig”,”BBMP”,”tender”]
Source: http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/…against-stray-pigs/article24116128.ece

Could Rover Unleash a Flu Pandemic?

TUESDAY, June 5, 2018 – Dog lovers might be distressed by the latest research on flu pandemics. In the new study, scientists suggest that your beloved furry companion could trigger a flu pandemic among people in the future. That all spells trouble for humans, because they spend so much time in close quarters with their pups, the researchers noted. Fifteen years ago, researchers found that a flu virus in a horse infected a dog, leading to the first circulating flu viruses in dogs. Five years ago, researchers identified a bird-origin flu virus circulating in farm dogs in China. 

The findings, published June 5 in the journal mBio, show the need to take steps to limit the circulation of flu viruses in dogs, according to the researchers. Future studies will assess whether humans are immune to canine H1N1 or not, the researchers said. 

Keywords: [“Dog”,”viruses”,”flu”]
Source: https://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=212773

eBook PDF Managing Pig Health Download Read EPUB eBook| PDF Download Amissio Formula

Download Read. As a continuation of the earlier volumes in this series, the proceedings of the Eighth International Conference provide authoritative and up-to-date information on pig reproduction research. This volume, which contains manuscripts accompanying the state-of-the art lectures, the parallel sessions, and the expanded abstracts, provides an authoritative and up-to-date source of information on research in pig reproduction. This text is an invaluable resource for students, teachers, veterinarians, animal scientists, consultants, and technologists with an interest in all aspects of pig reproduction. 

Keywords: [“reproduction”,”pig”,”research”]
Source: http://amissioformula.org/book/managing-pig-health

eBook PDF The Health Of Pigs Download Read EPUB eBook| PDF Download Amissio Formula

Download Read. The understanding of pig genetics and genomics has advanced significantly in recent years, creating fresh insights into biological processes. This comprehensive reference work discusses pig genetics and its integration with livestock management and production technology to improve performance. Fully updated throughout to reflect advances in the subject, this new edition also includes new information on genetic aspects of domestication, colour variation, genomics and pig breeds, with contributions from international experts active in the field. 

Keywords: [“genetic”,”pig”,”new”]
Source: http://amissioformula.org/book/the-health-of-pigs

We Pigs News for 06-01-2018

The Right Methods To Take Care Of Husky Lab Mix

The Husky Lab Mix, also known as the Siberian Retriever, is a cross-breed dog that’s an offspring of 2 parents, the Siberian Husky and also the Labrador Retriever. The appearance of the Husky Lab Mix could differ between one dog to the other since it all depends on whether the Husky Lab Mix offspring is born to look more like its Labrador Retriever parent or its Siberian Husky parent. The Husky Lab Mix is a medium to a large dog weighing 40 to 60 lbs as well as will stand approximately 25 inches tall. The Husky Lab Mix is known as a loving, loyal and also affectionate dog who exercises patience. The Husky Lab Mix is an extremely intelligent, energetic, lively, as well as happy dog and also it loves to play, especially in water. 

While its Husky family likes to bark, the Husky Lab Mix is noticeably much calmer as well as makes less noise. The Husky Lab Mix need a lot of exercises and also it likes to run so taking it to a park or an open space where it is safe to allow the dog off the leash is a great idea. It’s not a difficult task to take care of your Husky Lab Mix there are a couple of things that you need to remember. As far as bathing them is concerned, Husky Lab Mix does not have to be given bath extremely often the same way other dog breeds might need to. The Husky Lab Mix is one of the most active dogs that love to play around as well as stay active all day long. 

Generally, if properly cared for as well as provided everything they need to properly thrive in life and life, the Husky Lab Mix is expected to live for around for a happy 10-15 years. The Lovely Husky Lab Mix The Husky Lab Mix, also known as the Siberian Retriever, is a cross-breed dog that’s an offspring of 2 parents, the Siberian Husky and also the Labrador Retriever. 

Keywords: [“Husky”,”Mix”,”Lab”]
Source: http://www.animaldiscoveryonline.com/husky-lab-mix

Swine flu viruses cause high levels of illness and low death rates in pigs. Swine influenza viruses may circulate among swine throughout the year, but most outbreaks occur during the late fall and winter months similar to outbreaks in humans. Like all influenza viruses, swine flu viruses change constantly. Four days before getting sick, the patient visited a county fair swine exhibition where there was widespread influenza-like illness among the swine. In follow-up studies, 76% of swine exhibitors tested had antibody evidence of swine flu infection but no serious illnesses were detected among this group. 

While most swine influenza viruses have been susceptible to all four drugs, the most recent swine influenza viruses isolated from humans are resistant to amantadine and rimantadine. No. The H1N1 swine flu viruses are antigenically very different from human H1N1 viruses and vaccines for human seasonal flu would not provide protection from H1N1 swine flu viruses. Swine flu viruses are thought to be spread mostly through close contact among pigs and possibly from contaminated objects moving between infected and uninfected pigs. Herds with continuous swine flu infections and herds that are vaccinated against swine flu may have sporadic disease, or may show only mild or no symptoms of infection. 

More specifically, 51 percent of pigs in the north-central United States have been shown to have antibody evidence of infection with swine H1N1. Human infections with swine flu H1N1 viruses are rare. The current swine flu H3N2 viruses are closely related to human H3N2 viruses. The seasonal influenza vaccine probably will help provide partial protection against swine H3N2, but not swine H1N1 viruses. 

Keywords: [“Swine”,”flu”,”viruses”]
Source: https://www.everydayhealth.com/swine-flu.aspx

History of Wild Pigs: Population Introduction, Distribution, and Spread

Wild pigs are an Old World species and are not native to the Americas. The first wild pigs in the United States originated solely from domestic stock brought to North America by early European explorers and settlers. Many years later, Eurasian wild boar were introduced into parts of the United States for hunting purposes. In areas where domestic pigs and Eurasian wild boar were found together in the wild, interbreeding occurred. Today, many hybrid populations exist throughout the wild pig’s range. 

In the centuries following European exploration and colonization of the eastern U.S., free-range livestock management practices and escapes from enclosures resulted in the establishment of wild pig populations and promoted their spread. Eurasian Wild Boar.Introduction of the Eurasion Wild Boar. In the early 1900’s, Eurasian or Russian wild boar were introduced into portions of the United States. The Range of Wild Pigs Today Wild pigs have been reported in at least 45 states. The Human Factor Wild pigs awaiting transport to an undisclosed location. 

The popularity of wild pigs as a game species has played a major role in the expansion of their range throughout the United States. The sudden presence of wild pigs in new areas is most often a result of. Illegal translocation: the practice of capturing wild pigs, transporting them to new locations, and releasing them into the wild. 

Keywords: [“Wild”,”pig”,”States”]
Source: http://wildpiginfo.msstate.edu/history-wild-pigs.html

We Pigs News for 05-03-2018

European Commission

Increasing the living space available for sows and gilts. Introducing higher level of training and competence on welfare issues for personnel. Setting requirements for light and maximum noise levels. Providing permanent access to fresh water and to materials for rooting and playing. In particular with effect from 1st January 2013, pregnant sows must be kept in groups instead of individual stalls during part of their pregnancy – a major improvement for the welfare of sows in the EU. 

Indeed apart from some exceptions all pigs are to be raised in groups and must be provided with permanent access to drinking water and food of appropriate quality at regular intervals. They must also have permanent access to a sufficient quantity of enrichment materials that does not compromise their health and enables them to carry out proper investigation and manipulation activities and fulfil their behavioural needs. Please refer to the EFSA page for their scientific opinions on the welfare aspects of pig farming. Routine tail docking is forbidden, the Commission has developed several activities to prevent routine tail docking. Surgical castration, practiced for centuries to remove an unpleasant odour from pork known as ‘boar taint’ and prevent undesirable sexual and aggressive behaviour in pigs, has become a significant animal welfare concern in recent years. 

Research has proven that this surgical procedure inflicts pain, even on very young pigs. 

Keywords: [“pig”,”welfare”,”access”]
Source: https://ec.europa.eu/food/animals/welfare/practice/farm/pigs_en

Fivet Animal Health

Pig rearing is profitable only if pigs grow quickly and attain good weight gains in a short time period. Measles in pigs is the intermediate stage of a tapeworm that occurs in humans. The eggs hatch in the intestine of the pig and burrow into the intestinal wall. Control measures include the treatment of tapeworm infection in humans; proper use of toilets, so that pigs never come into contact with human waste, stringent meat inspection at slaughter and ensuring that all pork products are well cooked before consumption. The worms compete with the pigs for nutrients and pigs lose condition. 

Pigs with no obvious symptoms of worm infestation may be found not to reach target weights. The eggs are passed out through the faeces and survive in warm damp conditions in the environment, where they are ingested by another pig, continuing the cycle. The eggs hatch in the environment and pigs digest the larvae. Healthy pigs on a good plane of nutrition are less likely to be affected by worm infestation. Management systems should be such that sties can be left empty between pigs for a period to be disinfected and allowed to dry for several days. 

Pigs on pasture are more susceptible to worm infestation and may have to be dosed more frequently. Boars – every 3-6 months depending on worm load. DECTOMAX INJECTABLE and PIG DEWORMER are effective against roundworm, including migrating stages and are registered for use in pigs. 

Keywords: [“Pig”,”worm”,”eggs”]
Source: http://www.fivetanimalhealth.com/management-articles/worms-pigs

Do you want to be a guinea pig?

A poster in my internist’s waiting room asks whether I’d be interested in participating in a cholesterol study. In my gynecologist’s waiting room, another poster tries to recruit ladies for studies on prenatal vitamins and on vulvar vestibulitis. If you’re sick, you get the chance to try a treatment so new, you can’t get it from your doctor. Ask about side effects of the experimental treatment compared with the side effects of your current treatment, advises the National Institutes of Health. The doctors running the study might stand to make money if the experimental treatment works, and there are concerns that could influence what they do with you. 

The nightmare scenario is that they’ll enroll you in the study even when the new treatment could harm you or that they’ll keep the study going even though the new treatment is clearly causing dangerous side effects. The National Institutes of Health has more information about phases of studies and how clinical trials are conducted. Don’t assume you can keep taking the treatment after the study ends; you might not be able to. When it comes to studies, this is the bottom line: The purpose of the study is to investigate a new treatment, not to take care of you as a patient. The NIH has a bill of rights for study participants. 

If you’re going to join a study, be prepared for disappointment. Maybe the new treatment will work, but maybe it won’t. 

Keywords: [“study”,”treatment”,”Ask”]
Source: http://www.cnn.com/2008/HEALTH/06/26/ep.clinical.trials/index.html

Have Fun at the Fair, But Don’t Pet the Pigs

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 23, 2017 – You go to the fair for corn dogs and cotton candy, not an infectious swine flu. Researchers are warning that flu can spread among pigs at agricultural fairs and then make the leap to humans, which could potentially lead to a swine flu epidemic. The good news is that people can take steps to protect themselves by doing simple things, including keeping as much distance from the pigs as possible. The new study looked at 18 cases of H3N2 swine flu in people in Ohio and Michigan in 2016. All were linked to agricultural fairs and exposure to pigs infected with flu. 

Most of the flu cases were mild, the study authors said in a university news release. The threat remains that a pig-to-people transfer of a flu virus could spark a worldwide crisis, the researchers said. Use signs to warn people against eating and drinking near the exhibits, and provide instructions about proper handwashing. Encourage those at higher risk of flu – such as young kids, people over 65 and those with weakened immune systems – to stay away from animal exhibits. The new study stemmed from a previous one led by Ohio State researchers, too. 

Nearly 80 percent of them were harboring the flu virus, although many didn’t appear to be sick. For more about swine flu, visit the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 

Keywords: [“flu”,”people”,”swine”]
Source: http://www.health.com/healthday/have-fun-fair-dont-pet-pigs

We Pigs News for 04-26-2018

Guinea Pig Illness Symptoms + What They Might Mean

writing about eating: How to eat a pig’s head

The Boy and I headed over for dinner with Tim and Peter. Mine was a light, refreshing sidecar; Tim and The Boy went for absinthe. While I’d discovered plenty of advice on how to. Said object, there was precious little information on how to eat a pig’s head. And now here one was, eyeing me expectantly. 

We started by tearing off the ears; the skin was fantastic, salty and crunchy, but not worthy of too much attention when the rest of the head was sitting there, full of secrets. Then The Boy flipped Babe on his head and started in on the sweetbreads. At least, we assume they were sweetbreads: they were where we expected sweetbreads to be. Everything that came off that piggy’s head was fabulous: rich and sweet, salty and fatty, warm and melty. Our waiter had compared the head to pork shoulder, but it was much more than that. 

Of course they were as roasted as the rest of the head, and were basically delicate lumps of fat, not even as chewy as snails. We worked over the head a little longer, occasionally uncovering pockets of sweet, fatty treasure, finding cavities still sealed, the meat hot to the touch even after we’d been eating for an hour. We enjoyed a long, langorous, relaxed, four-hour dinner, at least half of which was focused on how to eat a pig’s head. It wsn’t just food consumed in the presence of friends; it was meat shared, a communal feast, an act of celebratory participation. 

Keywords: [“head”,”Boy”,”pig”]
Source: http://limeyg.blogspot.com/2009/02/how-to-eat-pigs-head.html

Pig Industry Fund

All pig owners must contribute $0.20 per head to the Pig Industry Fund when pigs are sold for $20 or more per head. Contributions must be made for sales within and outside South Australia. The Minister for Agriculture, Food, and Fisheries acts as the administrator of the Pig Industry Fund. Pork SA makes recommendations to the minister on spending priorities for the Fund.Contributing to the fund. The pig vendor is responsible for contributing to the fund unless a collection agent is involved. 

Collection agents are responsible for contributing to the fund when they are involved in a sale. Pig vendors must confirm that the collection agent has made a contribution as they may become ineligible to take part in programs sponsored by the Pig Industry Fund if the contribution has not been forwarded. Collection agents must complete and return the contribution form and payment 14 days after the end of each month. Support the operation of Pork SA.How to access the fund. Pork SA will invite applications for projects seeking support from the Pig Industry Fund in early 2017 for the 2017-18 year. 

The invitation will identify the areas that the industry considers to be priorities for project work in 2017-18. The invitation will be published in the Stock Journal and on the PIRSA PorkPage. Refunds can only be requested from the preceding financial year. 

Keywords: [“pig”,”Fund”,”Industry”]
Source: http://www.pir.sa.gov.au/biosecurity/animal_health/pigs/pig_industry_fund

How To Take Care of A Very Young Baby Pig

Many times I have had inquiries on what to do with a baby pig that is for one reason or another without a real Mom. It is possible to do it even on new born’s, but the odds are fifty-fifty with those very young babies. We do not bottle feed here as for one thing there is not that time available and two, we want to know exactly what goes in and a baby that eats on his own from a flat pan will not aspirate the food into his lungs as easily. The most important thing to remember is that these babies need to be warm, very warm. Baby pigs cannot produce their own heat when they are born so by keeping them warm we are saving the energy that they would have to use for this purpose. 

We have taught even 12 hour old babies how to eat out of a dish this way. A baby pig won’t take much at one time so they need to be fed often when very young. We start adding Gerber’s rice baby cereal at about three days, making it very liquid at first then gradually increasing the cereal as we go along. Nothing will kill a baby pig any quicker than bad diarrhea. Baby pigs born outside don’t need iron as they get it from the dirt as they go along. 

The less you put into this baby that isn’t necessary the better off he will be. All babies will try you at some point in their life and to think that a hand raised baby will be worse than a sow fed baby is just not been proved to our satisfaction. 

Keywords: [“baby”,”pig”,”here”]
Source: http://www.pigpalssanctuary.com/health/baby_pigs.htm

Have Fun at the Fair, But Don’t Pet the Pigs

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 23, 2017 – You go to the fair for corn dogs and cotton candy, not an infectious swine flu. Researchers are warning that flu can spread among pigs at agricultural fairs and then make the leap to humans, which could potentially lead to a swine flu epidemic. The good news is that people can take steps to protect themselves by doing simple things, including keeping as much distance from the pigs as possible. The new study looked at 18 cases of H3N2 swine flu in people in Ohio and Michigan in 2016. All were linked to agricultural fairs and exposure to pigs infected with flu. 

Most of the flu cases were mild, the study authors said in a university news release. The threat remains that a pig-to-people transfer of a flu virus could spark a worldwide crisis, the researchers said. Use signs to warn people against eating and drinking near the exhibits, and provide instructions about proper handwashing. Encourage those at higher risk of flu – such as young kids, people over 65 and those with weakened immune systems – to stay away from animal exhibits. The new study stemmed from a previous one led by Ohio State researchers, too. 

Nearly 80 percent of them were harboring the flu virus, although many didn’t appear to be sick. For more about swine flu, visit the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 

Keywords: [“flu”,”people”,”swine”]
Source: http://healthlibrary.nyp.org/RelatedItems/6,725559