We Pigs News for 08-25-2018

Bioengineered Lungs Successfully Transplanted Into Pigs

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 1, 2018 – Lab-grown lungs have been successfully transplanted into pigs with no apparent medical complication for months after the procedure, researchers report. This line of research on bioengineered lungs could eventually lead to more options for people who need a lung transplant, according to the team at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. The lungs, which were tissue-matched to each individual pig, were grown in the laboratory. Each pig received one bioengineered lung and retained an original lung. As early as two weeks after being transplanted, the bioengineered lungs created a network of blood vessels they needed to survive, according to the study published Aug. 1 in the journal Science Translational Medicine. 

The researchers assessed the development of lung tissue and integration of the bioengineered lungs at 10 hours, two weeks, one month and two months after the transplants. The study was meant to assess how well the bioengineered lungs adapted and continued to mature within a large, living body. It didn’t evaluate the levels of oxygen the lungs provided to the pigs. Research in animals often doesn’t pan out in humans, so further research is required. The researchers said it may be possible to grow lungs to transplant into people within five to 10 years. 

The U.S. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute has more on lung transplants. 

Keywords: [“lung”,”transplant”,”bioengineered”]
Source: https://odenvilledrugs.com/mainstreet//article.php?id=736309

ovarian cysts and GOOD vets

I just really wanted to stress to everyone how important it is to have a GOOD cavy savvy vet and also for those with female pigs to be aware of the risks of ovarian cysts. Our original vets wanted to spay but we wanted someone more specialised to do it. I got in touch with my local rescue and was recommended a vet that sees all their piggies. Rosie got two hormone injections and her recovery was almost instantaneous, all thanks to this super vet! I dread to think what would have happened had we gone ahead with the spay recommended by the first vets. 

We took the 60 mile round trip to see Mr. Good Vet again and this time by physical examination alone he detected a pea sized lump on her left ovary. We scheduled more hormone appointments for her at our closer vets. Three more of our pigs have presented with signs of ovarian cysts. Our Good Vet suggested we stick at it just a little longer, which we did, and we got the result we wanted. 

Rosie was 1.5 years old when first diagnosed, it’s not just older ladies, younger girls CAN get ovarian cysts. If your female is grumpy, aggressive, losing hair, has a strange change in weight or has crusty or enlarged nipples get her to the vet! The statistics are not known exactly but vary between 50-90% of all intact female guinea pigs developing ovarian cysts. A good vet is worth his or her weight in GOLD – a good vet can save your piggie’s life! 

Keywords: [“vet”,”GOOD”,”pig”]
Source: https://guinea-pigs.livejournal.com/2456245.html

Fit Guinea Pig

I want to share with you guys something I came across while having a fun day at the beach with my friend. My friend is a gymnastics instructor and for us, going to the beach is an opportunity to be silly and practice poses such as handstands, bridges, tumbles etc. I suggested for us to go to Santa Monica beach because there is this area there called Original Muscle Beach right next to the Santa Monica Pier. Original Muscle Beach is an area filled with bars, metal rings, and ropes where people go practice acrobatics, bodybuilding, or just to goof around and have a good time. We noticed a group of people doing handstands by this grass area so we decided to walk over and see what it was all about. 

A group of people were having what they call an Acroyoga Jam. A jam is when a lot of people gather and start practicing among each other, and yes it is free. This group in particular meets every Sunday around noon and they stay until sunset practicing for hours and just having an all around good time. These people started explaining to us how it is yoga combined with acrobatic moves. These people were so welcoming that they started teaching my friend and I some moves. 

If you’re not familiar with Acroyoga, I recommend looking up Youtube videos. So to sum it all up, if you want to try something unique and fun while still getting a great workout, I highly recommend Acroyoga. 

Keywords: [“people”,”beach”,”Acroyoga”]
Source: https://fitguineapig.wordpress.com/tag/health

Oriez is one of thousands of Americans who volunteer their body and time to be a part of a scientific experiment. People who volunteer for these trials can be anyone from a healthy student who needs to make a little extra cash to a desperate cancer patient hoping an experimental drug really can help. While the health ministry is still investigating what happened, five people were hospitalized and one volunteer died. All these volunteers started the study healthy and now some may leave with a permanent disability. That’s good news for people like volunteer Steve Reszka. 

The Buffalo, New York, resident has diabetes and high blood pressure and saw an ad asking for diabetes drug trial volunteers a couple of years ago. To be a volunteer, he sat for a couple of hours of preliminary tests. The tests themselves are designed to keep a volunteer informed about the risks. A trained professional walks the volunteer through instructions page by page and a volunteer signs off on each one. Gortler is grateful for the volunteers, but he said he personally wouldn’t volunteer, particularly in an early-stage trial. 

The Clinical Center Patients’ Bill of Rights which protects you when you volunteer also explains your rights. While the drug trial Steve Reszka was a part of didn’t work out, he said he still left the experience feeling good about what he did and he’d volunteer again. 

Keywords: [“volunteer”,”trial”,”study”]
Source: https://www.cnn.com/2016/02/18/health/drug-trial-volunteering-101

We Pigs News for 08-19-2018

From Pigs to Peacocks, What’s Up With Those ‘Emotional-Support Animals’?

Concern is mounting over people’s asserted need for emotional support animals, as more seek accommodations for their pets and livestock in places not designed for bird or beast, said Phyllis Erdman, chair of the American Psychological Association’s section on human-animal interaction. There’s scant scientific evidence that these animals provide legitimate benefit, said Erdman, associate dean for academic affairs at Washington State University’s College of Education, in Pullman. Still, there’s anecdotal evidence, experts say, that some of the animals provide comfort to some people. More and more people are taking emotional support animals into places not meant for pets. It’s incredibly easy to have any critter classified as an emotional support animal, said Erdman, who led a symposium on the topic last week at the American Psychological Association’s annual meeting, in San Francisco. 

Mood disorders like depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder are usually the reasons cited for assigning someone an emotional support animal, Erdman said. The animals don’t have to be certified or trained, and there are no federal restrictions on the species, size or weight of an animal in an emotional support role, she added. Emotional support animals are allowed under federal housing law as a reasonable accommodation for a disabled person, she noted. These are working animals certified to pull wheelchairs, lead the blind, detect low blood sugar in diabetics, or remind people with bipolar disorder to take their medication. Some websites now act as letter mills for people who want their pet named as an emotional support animal, according to Erdman. 

Ochoa added, anecdotal reports have shown that the animals can provide benefit to some people. To maintain the legitimacy of emotional support animals, Ochoa urges patients to know their animals well and consider how they will respond to other people in spaces that are usually off-limits to animals. 

Keywords: [“animal”,”support”,”emotional”]
Source: https://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=214158

Health 2

If he is eating and is passing urine at least in a decent dribble and is not obviously in pain, I call the vet and usually we talk about the surrounding health signs and most often put him on Ammonil, a urine acidifier, which dissolves the calculi quickly and in a few days the urine stream is usually strong and the pig back to normal. If these conditions exist and he does not seem sick in any acute manner, we usually start by discussing the pig and his history with the vet and if he agrees, we start treating him for ulcers immediately. With an arthritic pig, often the first medication a vet will suggest is for pain relief. NOT SO. Never give any drug without the vets OK. 

Many common human drugs are unsafe for pigs. Not the local sanctuary or the man who wrote a book on breeding and selling pigs, nor the lady in Montana who posted a sick pig to the chat list last week…CALL The VET. If he is not available, explain that you have an emergency and ask for a call back. If its urgent load the pig and drive to the vet and wait for him to see you. People constantly say, oh you know way more than my vet about sick pigs. 

Before moving any of these pigs consult the vet and describe carefully the symptoms and ask how to safely get him in or get medication to him. I cant get the pig to the vet, can’t get the pig to eat, can’t get the pills into the pig Start with I must instead of I can’t and the way to do it will come much faster and the help you need will be easier to find. Pigs are subtle in their communications but a pig who dies without warning is a rarity. Start developing the vet relationship while the pig is young. So if you find a vet who has the willingness to see your pig, appreciate him. 

Keywords: [“pig”,”vet”,”need”]
Source: https://www.9sites.org/pigcare/health2.htm

Feeding Small Grains to Pigs

Since Darrell raises and feeds his own hogs he could grow a small grain like barley and feed that to his pigs allowing him to plant a diverse cover crop mix following July harvest. Since Darrell also raises hogs, he began to think of how he would not only use is barley as a cover crop, but also as a grain crop to feed his hogs. Small grains, like the barley Darrell is growing, are planted in rotation with corn and soybean, which keep a continuous living cover to help protect soil and water quality. Along with environmental benefits, small grains included in corn/soybean rotations are found to reduce costs, improving yields of corn and soybeans which provide a better cash flow. Pigs have been primarily fed corn-soybean grain-based diets, but producers more and more are seeking alternative grains that can also meet all the nutrient requirements for their pigs. 

Swine diets vary for different stages of development from gestating sows to finisher pigs. Small grains are cereal grains such as barley, oats, rye, triticale, and wheat. Small grains, depending on the grain, are higher in crude protein, digestible phosphorus, and lysine than corn, but are lower in energy content. Small grains are feed alternatives to corn and soybeans that have been useful feedstuffs for pigs. When well balanced small grains are able to take the place of corn and soybeans in swine diets, they provide an opportunity to reduce diet costs farmers face. 

As the new Swine and Poultry Coordinator at PFI, I hope to work with farmers on the idea of incorporating small grains in the diet rations of their pigs. Farmers have expressed their interest in incorporating small grains in their pig rations, but lack information on how much to include. 

Keywords: [“grain”,”small”,”pig”]
Source: https://www.practicalfarmers.org/…/03/feeding-small-grains-to-pigs

We Pigs News for 08-04-2018

How to health check a guinea pig

General Care of the Pig |

GENERAL CARE OF THE PIG. Pigs can be very clean and intelligent animals, especially if they are brought up to be clean from birth. There are various stages of pigs in their growing stages; starter, grower, finisher, and breeding. The space requirement will vary with the size and age of the pig. The Chinese pigs have more fat than the American pigs. 

While growing pigs are fed free choice, we advise controlling the feed of grown pigs. Pigs are normally castrated at about one week of age. Removal of the canine teeth is not recommended in any pig species due to the complications involved from a jaw fracture to jawbone infection. The amount of feed converted to pig, or feed efficiency should average 3.5 pounds of feed for 1 pound of gain. Usually the sow is treated before breeding and 2 weeks before farrowing with products that are labeled for pregnant pigs. 

Most worming medicines do not deworm the pig for coccidiosis and other parasites that area found on a fecal exam. If you purchase a pig keep the bill of sale in your pig health record file; if this pig is later sold and/or you plan to slaughter it you will need such documentation in Colorado. Pig notches and tattoos have not been recognized as official identification since 2013. 

Keywords: [“pig”,”sow”,”breed”]
Source: http://www.nelsonroadvet.com/articles/livestock/pigs-2/pigs

Porkie the Guinea Pig, Cody the cat and Ike the boxer mix are Pets of the Week at the Humane Society of Harford County

Pets of the Week available for adoption at the Humane Society of Harford County include Porkie the Guinea Pig, Cody the cat and Ike the lonely boxer mix who’s missing his sister Tina who was recently adopted. The Humane Society includes pictures of all their available pets on their website. If you’d like to help the animals without adopting one, you can donate money for their care through the Humane Society’s website. Adoption Fee: $20.Hi, my name is Porkie, and I’m a Guinea Pig. I was surrendered because my owners could no longer take care of me. 

I would make an excellent friend for a responsible child. Color: Gray.Breed: Domestic Short Hair.Gender: Male.Adoption Fee: $75.Hi, my name is Cody, and I am a 7-year-old domestic short hair cat. I am a mild-mannered, mature guy who loves to be pet and brushed. I was surrendered because my owner could no longer take care of me, so I want to find my final fur-ever home. Breed: Boxer Mix.Gender: Male.Adoption Fee: $160.My name is Ike and I came into the shelter with my buddy and sister, Tina. 

Tina found a loving home and although I’m happy for her, I am lonely without her. I like to go on walks and run around in the play yard. 

Keywords: [“home”,”pet”,”care”]
Source: http://www.belairnewsandviews.com/2011/04/porkie-the-guinea-pig-cody-the…

CARE SHEET FOR MINI PIGS

Pigs do not really care for baths and a trick we use is we put Cheerios in the tub for them while we bathe them. Your mini pig should be dewormed at least twice a year. Good for mites and lice!* Can be used in pregnant & nursing pigs. DOES NOT treat mites or lice!* Can be used in pregnant & nursing pigs. Mini pigs may need to have their hooves trimmed a couple times a year. 

The only safe anesthesia to use on a mini pig is ISO. Remember this if your mini pig ever needs surgery for any reason! Most vaccines are for farm pigs, for one particular strain of disease, which mini pigs rarely if ever get. You need to check with your local vet, and for any laws requiring vaccinations in your area! Make sure your vet knows how to dose a mini pig!!! 

Some veterinarians do recommend Rabies vaccines to protect your pet pig in case she/he bites a person. This can be prevented with a rabies vaccine! Pigs CAN contract rabies although it isn’t likely. There is no approved rabies vaccine specifically for pigs, but they can still have the vaccine for legal protection or requirements. This is done behind the lower ear lobe because they have found that when the young pigs are chipped where dogs are the chip gets lost as they get older. 

Keywords: [“pig”,”dose”,”vet”]
Source: https://chicksngigglesfarm.weebly.com/care-sheet-for-mini-pigs.html

Caring for your Guinea Pig

Vitamin C – Guinea Pigs are like humans they need vitamin C. You can get some brands of Guinea Pig food that have it added however this should not be considered a reasonable substitute for feeding your Guinea Pig fresh food. If your Guinea Pig is not eating or drinking this is very serious. Checking your Guinea Pigs eyes, nose and ears daily will alert you to any infections they may have picked up. If your Guinea Pig has any sores or any signs of an infection you must take the Cavy to the vet. 

A Guinea Pig can be close to dying by the time you may notice. Guinea Pigs nails need regular trimming so they do not grow excessively. Guinea Pigs must have hay to grind their teeth down with. Signs that your Guinea Pigs teeth may be over grown are they may have salvia around their mouth, or it could possibly show by a lack of interest in food. I have read many different views on how often you should bath a Guinea Pig. 

The first time was to clear his fur of mites that he had picked up from the pet store I had brought him from. If you have a long haired Guinea Pig you are going to have to groom them daily. Her fur has grown slowly over the 6 months I have had her and when I cut it off, her fur was roughly 3inches long. 

Keywords: [“Pig”,”Guinea”,”fur”]
Source: http://www.kornage.co.uk/guinea_pig_care.htm

We Pigs News for 07-29-2018

Healthy Guinea Pig Pellet Research – Switching to non-Wheat & Soya based Pellets

Cutely comprehensive guinea pig care for guinea pig lovers

Traditional guinea pig care books are often dry or too general. You just want one source you can refer to that’s easy to read and thorough and friendly and flexible and super mega heart-meltingly cute, so you can spend less time stressfully searching for information and more time spending time with your guinea pig. With over 100 pages filled to the brim with information and adorable illustrations, The Guinea Pig Guide makes it easy to learn everything you need to know to give your guinea pig a long, happy, healthy life with you. What goes into giving your guinea pig proper living quarters. How to help your guinea pig to feel comfortable and be social around humans. 

The two absolutely essential components to a guinea pig’s diet that some guinea pig owners overlook. Where to find affordable, high quality guinea pig food, hay and supplies. A resources directory with all sorts of helpful links to guinea pig organizations, vendors, artisans, hay and food suppliers and other guinea pig-related businesses. A 40 page PDF book that shows you, step by step, how to draw your own super cute guinea pigs like the ones in The Guinea Pig Guide! A set of 5 5×7″ fine art prints of illustrations from The Guinea Pig Guide, signed and dated by the artist. 

I feel your pain- I am the queen of indecision! If you’re having trouble deciding what bundle you’d like, or whether the Guinea Pig Guide is for you, I’d love to give you the first 18-page preliminary chapter to help you decide. This chapter, The Piggie Preliminaries, is full of great tips for first-time guinea pig owners and owners-to-be. 

Keywords: [“guinea”,”pig”,”how”]
Source: http://theguineapigguide.com/

10 Reasons Guinea Pigs Go To The Veterinarian

Guinea pigs try to hide any illness, and something like vitamin C deficiency can make them very sick over time. Guinea pigs are prey animals who try to hide any illness. A trusted, guinea pig-savvy veterinarian is key to your guinea pig’s good health. The RSPCA in Australia includes the following guinea pig ailments in its list of guinea pig health problems: vitamin C deficiency, ulcerative pododermatitis, mites, and dental problems. The below list of 10 are problems that are more common, but many other conditions can send a guinea pig to the veterinarian: bloat, cardiovascular disease, eye problems, and urinary stones, to name a few. 

Guinea pigs who are not neutered can face additional issues with reproductive system problems. Each guinea pig is an individual, so talk to your guinea pig-savvy veterinarian about the risks and what you can do to keep your furry companion bright-eyed and happy. Feed your guinea pig a high-fiber diet with plenty of hay and consult your veterinarian to determine the best way to offer vitamin C supplements. Never use over-the-counter products to treat mange or any other parasite of your guinea pigs unless your veterinarian gives you approval. Dental Problems: Guinea pigs have constantly growing teeth and a small mouth. 

Guinea pigs can also suffer other dental problems, such as tooth infection and fractured teeth, but malocclusion and overgrowth are most common. Reduce the chances of your guinea pig suffering an injury or being poisoned by guinea pig-proofing any areas your companion accesses. 

Keywords: [“Guinea”,”pig”,”any”]
Source: https://lafeber.com/mammals/10-reasons-guinea-pigs-go-to-the-veterinarian/

Guinea Pig Care Frankston

These cute little balls of fluff are not pigs at all-they’re actually rodents! Friendly, social and docile guinea pigs make terrific low-maintenance pets. The most important element of guinea pig care is diet-they need a good combination of hay, grass and vegetables to nibble on. Guinea pigs are unable to make vitamin C themselves and so without adequate dietary intake of vitamin C guinea pigs can develop a condition called scurvy. Our experienced vets can advise you about the best diet for your pet guinea pig. 

Our vets can advise you on choosing the right hutch for your guinea pig. A good large hutch is important, and it should be bigger for each extra guinea pig sharing the space. You can visit our vets to have them trim your guinea pig’s nails for you, or we can teach you how to do it yourself. Guinea pigs are sociable animals and need the companionship of at least one other guinea pig for company. If you don’t want guinea pig babies, make sure to create a group of same sex guinea pigs though non-desexed male guinea pigs should not be kept together as they will fight. 

Guinea pig owners should observe guinea pigs for signs of illness, including change in eating habits, drinking less water, lethargy or hair loss. When it comes to finding a vet for your guinea pig, it’s important to choose a vet that has practical experience with guinea pigs. Our team of vets have a solid understanding of the unique health requirements of guinea pigs and have plenty of experience treating guinea pigs as patients. 

Keywords: [“pig”,”guinea”,”vet”]
Source: http://www.karingalvet.com.au/pet-care/guinea-pig/

Health Risks of Owning Guinea Pigs

Guinea pigs are easy-care pets, requiring little beyond basic food, water, cage cleaning and handling. Sometimes guinea pigs come with diseases contracted from unclean conditions at a breeder or other specimens at the pet store. Only a few diseases can be passed from your guinea pig to you, but they can leave you quite ill and be devastating for infants. Avoid catching a disease from your guinea pig by instructing the entire family in safe handling guidelines. Bacteria found on the guinea’s fur will easily transfer to your hands and cross-contaminate anything you touch. 

Teach children not to kiss guinea pigs or put them up to their faces, not to rub their nose or eyes when handling a guinea pig and to thoroughly wash their hands as soon as the guinea pig goes back in his cage. Guinea pigs carry toxoplasmosis, a protozoan known to infect unborn children. Do not clean a guinea pig cage while pregnant if you can have someone else do it, and wear rubber gloves if you must do it yourself. House mice are the most common carriers of the disease, but guinea pigs can contract the disease when they come in contact with the droppings of infected mice or rats. A guinea pig’s sharp nails can scratch your skin, making it vulnerable to infection by guinea pig-borne staphylococcus aureus. 

Guinea pigs also contract salmonella from contaminated food. Keep guinea’s cage clean and remove uneaten food daily to prevent salmonella from developing. 

Keywords: [“Guinea”,”pig”,”Disease”]
Source: https://animals.mom.me/health-risks-owning-guinea-pigs-8171.html

We Pigs News for 07-18-2018

Genuine Micro Mini Teacup Pet Pigs!

VaccinationsProtecting your pigs from disease and critters is important, but can be very confusing. There is a lot of contradictory information found online and many vets are not used to caring for mini pigs. That is why we have put together this info to help you on your pig journey. There are times when your pig, no matter the size, can have a reaction to their vaccinations. To prevent a raised temperature, we give our pigs children’s liquid Ibuprofen. 

You should worm your pig approximately every three months. There are a few products that you can use that are made specifically for pigs. They can also just be carriers on your pig and have any effect until your animal is stressed. The best way to administer Ivermectin is through a shot. Since most people are not comfortable administering Ivermectin this way, you can give it to your pig orally. 

To administer Ivermectin orally, you must measure it based on weight. You will need to give Ivermectin twice, 10 days apart, to kill the mite life-cycle. 

Keywords: [“pig”,”Ivermectin”,”vet”]
Source: https://www.whenpigsflynaked.com/shots-worms–mites.html

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Keywords: [“advertisers”,”site”,”activity”]
Source: http://www.cookinglight.com/food/everyday-menus/healthy-meals-for-kids

American Guinea Pig: The Vioxx/FDA Failure

The Vioxx story is one of the most widely publicized stories about the failure of the FDA to do its job. Back in May 1999, Vioxx was introduced into the market for the purpose of treating people with arthritis for their pain without the side-effect of other drugs which caused bleeding. The problem was that it had an increased ability to cause clotting which, in turn, caused heart attacks. The problem was further compounded by the fact that there was a study shortly after it went on the market that showed that, when comparing Vioxx with another drug that was used for the same type of treatment, Naproxen, that there was four times the incidence of heart attacks with Vioxx versus Naproxen. The problem was that the authors of the publication who were funded by Merck, the drug company, said that the difference was because Naproxen had a protective effect, the drug Vioxx was not actually causing those heart attacks. 

Keywords: [“Vioxx”,”drug”,”Naproxen”]
Source: https://thevaccinereaction.org/2017/04/american-guinea-pig-the…

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Keywords: [“adipiscing”,”felis”,”accumsan”]
Source: http://www.plainwhitebusinesscards.com/pot_belly_pigs…pigs_care_health…

Welcome to the PVS website

Welcome to the website for the Pig Veterinary Society, a specialist division of the British Veterinary Association. The Society was founded in 1963 and includes members from around the World and from all areas of the pig industry; membership is open to veterinary surgeons and scientists working in the pig sector. Further history of the organisation, along with details of how to apply for membership and member benefits, can be found within the pages on this site. We work with many partner organisations throughout the UK and the World to assist our members within their field of work. Please explore the menu bar above for all the different areas and we hope to see you at one of our meetings soon. 

Keywords: [“work”,”member”,”Veterinary”]
Source: http://www.pigvetsoc.org.uk

Oxbow Animal Health Essentials- Young Guinea Pig Food

Item Description Oxbow’s Essentials – Young Guinea Pig Food is formulated to meet the specific nutritional needs of young, pregnant, and nursing guinea pigs and help them thrive. This complete and balanced young guinea pig food contains Alfalfa hay to provide optimal energy and the fiber essential for healthy digestion. We then add wholesome ingredients and vital nutrients to meet the growth, energy, pregnancy, and nursing needs of guinea pigs. Formulated with the guidance of top veterinarians and nutritionists. Fortified with vitamins and minerals for optimum health. 

Keywords: [“Pig”,”Guinea”,”Young”]
Source: https://www.homeopathycenter.org/amazon_store/item/B0017J8OI8

We Pigs News for 07-17-2018

Best Friends Animal Society

As with other animals, potbellied pigs can’t tell us when they’re sick, so it’s best to try and be aware of signs of pain or illness. As you get to know your pigs, you’ll learn to recognize when they’re feeling good and when they are feeling under the weather. Pigs can have a variety of health issues, ranging from simple ear infections to a complicated disease like cancer. The most common health problems in potbellied pigs are respiratory troubles and constipation. Arthritis is one of the most common ailments in potbellied pigs. 

In pigs, arthritis can be caused by past or present weight issues or lack of exercise, but it can also be the result of the pig’s breeding, age or previous diet. To ease arthritis, keeping your pigs healthy and active is essential, as is consulting with your veterinarian about possible treatments. Speaking of vet care, you’ll want to find a veterinarian who’s experienced with potbellied pigs. Before you adopt a pig, it’s a good idea to research vets in your area and select one whom you feel you can trust. There are routine vaccinations for potbellied pigs; your vet will know which ones your pigs require. 

Before you actually have to take your pig to the vet, get your pig familiar with being in a dog crate and in a vehicle. Be sure to place a rubber-backed mat or rug on the bottom of the crate so that your pig will have good footing. 

Keywords: [“pig”,”vet”,”potbellied”]
Source: https://bestfriends.org/resources/potbellied-pig-health-and-sickness

Guinea Pig Information, Advice, and Fun

Hello and welcome to Guinea Pig Corner! We aim to provide all the information you need to make your cavies’ lives as fun and healthy as possible. By taking good care of your guinea pigs, you’ll be rewarded with lively, playful pets who will give you many years of pleasure. This site is split into clear sections to make it easy to find what you’re looking for. There’s an area for general guinea pig information, telling you all about their characteristics and behaviour. 

This will help you understand your pets better, and make it easier to spot when they are ill. Find out what to look for when buying a cage or hutch, so that you can be sure your pets’ home is safe and enjoyable for them to live in. This includes making sure their home is big enough, and giving them somewhere to play in the fresh air without being attacked by predators. Discover the best foods for your guinea pig, so that they have a balanced and nutritious diet. Also learn about the best treats to give to your pets, so that they can enjoy the occassional snack without risking their health. 

Finally, you can read all about the best toys and accessories for your pigs, as well as the ones that you should definitely avoid. These will help to keep your guinea pigs entertained and stimulated even when you can’t be there. 

Keywords: [“Pig”,”Guinea”,”pets”]
Source: https://www.guineapigcorner.com

How to Tell If a Guinea Pig Is Pregnant

Since it is a very social animal and thrives in areas where other guinea pigs reside, the chances of it getting pregnant are also high. Most people don’t really know how to tell if their guinea pig is pregnant. The signs of whether she is pregnant may not become obvious at first; unless of course you know your guinea pigs as well as you know yourself. If your guinea pig starts gaining weight in an orderly fashion that is a definite indication that she is pregnant. When you suspect that she is pregnant start weighing her every week. 

If her weight keeps increasing steadily and surely, chances are she is pregnant. If she is pregnant, your guinea pig will eat and drink more than usual. Like with humans, this is an obvious and clear indication that she may be pregnant. If you still haven’t figured out that your sow is pregnant and she gets to a point where she moves more slowly than usual, she is pregnant. If even after taking measures to see if the guinea pig is pregnant you are still unsatisfied, visit your local veterinarian. 

A veterinarian will be able to take proper tests and determine whether your guinea pig is pregnant or not. After finding out if your guinea pig is pregnant, it is important to take certain measures to ensure that she has a safe and smooth pregnancy. 

Keywords: [“pregnant”,”guinea”,”pig”]
Source: https://www.healthguidance.org/entry/12061/1/How-to-Tell-If-a…

Year of the Pig: 2018 Fortune, Chinese Zodiac Pig Elements

Pig is the twelfth in the 12-year cycle of Chinese zodiac sign. The Years of the Pig include 1923, 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019, 2031, 2043…. Pig is not thought to be a smart animal in China. On the positive side, it behaves itself, has no plan to harm others, and can bring affluence to people. People with Chinese zodiac Pig sign are considerate, responsible, independent and optimistic. 

According to the detailed Chinese zodiac prediction, 2018, the Year of the Dog, will bring nice fortune for Pig people. Single people born with Chinese zodiac Pig sign may easily find their soul mates. Blood Type A: Their gentle and optimistic characteristics can always influence people around. The system of Five Elements in Chinese culture influences people’s character, ability, and luck. See analysis on the following five types of Pigs.Types Years of Birth Personality Traits Wood Pig 1935, 1995 Simple and honest, easygoing, endurable but sometimes impetuous. 

Fire Pig 1947, 2007 Dependent, cooperative, owning great ambitions and good luck in wealth. Earth Pig 1959, 2019 Good at socializing and maintaining interpersonal relation. Water Pig 1923, 1983 Responsible, serious, like to go one’s own way. 

Keywords: [“Pig”,”people”,”Type”]
Source: https://www.travelchinaguide.com/intro/social_customs/zodiac/pig.htm

We Pigs News for 07-13-2018

We Pigs News for 07-06-2018

A couple of weeks ago Mummy noticed that Barbie was limping when he ran thinking he may have just hurt his leg she gave him some anti-inflammatories for a few days and the limp went away. Mummy phoned our good vet but she only works Monday – Wednesday so instead she made an appointment at the local vet the next day to get an x-ray. The x-ray showed what the vet thought was a small stone and a line of white which she wasn’t sure about, as the local vet is not a guinea pig specialist mummy got some more Metacam from them for Barbie and made an appointment with out specialist vet for Wednesday. On Wednesday our good vet explained the x-ray to Mummy she said there was no sign of stones in the bladder or anywhere else in the urinary system, however he did have a large amount of sludge which looked to be lying on the bladder base, if Barbie had been a girl she would have suggested flushing it out with a catheter however he is a boy and so that wasn’t an option as we have more complicated plumbing. 9th Dec Weight 989g. Mummy is weighing everyday but only testing the urine every other day, so far there has been no more visible blood on the bedding and Barbie is his happy little self. 

Price: $234.95 Price: $164.95 Price: $23.95 Price: $84.95 Price: $42.95 Price: $164.95 Price: $44.95 Price: $174.95 Price: $21.95 Price: $84.95 Price: $21.95 Price: $79.95 The Pig Pack is an all-natural, common sense method of supporting the body in its effort to achieve optimal musculo-skeletal health. According to Dr. Wallach, no matter a person’s age, sex, personal background or health challenge, the place to start when it comes to smart supplementation is with the basics: with taking in all 90 nutrients essential to human health on a daily basis. Just as we each need a daily intake of pure water, refreshing sleep and clean air, we also all need a daily intake of essential nutrients: the 60 essential minerals, the 12 essential vitamins, the 16 different essential amino acids and the 3 essential fatty acids. Neglect one essential nutrient or group of nutrients and, over time, inevitably, we fall victim to one or more of 900 different nutritional deficiency diseases, from heart disease and diabetes to loose teeth and gray hair. 

Once you supply your own body with a daily intake of the essential 90, chances are your body, too, will do the rest, paying you back over time for your attentiveness, with a handsome harvest of health dividends. After 90 days of saturating one’s system in the essential 90 most people find that they need not pile on with the specialty products. See what you get with the essential 90, first, is Dr. Wallach’s advice. 

Keywords: [“Price”,”essential”,”vet”]
Source: http://www.wepigs.com/we-pigs-news-for-07-06-2018

ATOMIC VETERAN WEB SITE

Participants in atomic bomb testing programs were sworn to secrecy, told not to ever talk about their experience at a nuclear test site under penalty of Law. In 1996, the U.S. Congress repealed the Nuclear Radiation Secrecy Agreement Act, which rescinded the Atomic Veteran oath-of-secrecy, thus allowing Atomic Veterans the opportunity to recount stories of their participation in Nuclear weapon testing and post test event activities, without legal penalty. Atomic Veterans were unwitting victims of nuclear testing and were paid so little to be used as Guinea Pigs by their own government. Under the RECA Program, an ONSITE PARTICIPANT is defined as: Onsite Participants, the Act covers participation in a test involving the atmospheric detonation of a nuclear device above or within the Pacific Test Sites, the Nevada Test Site, the South Atlantic Test Site, the Trinity Test Site, any designated location within a naval shipyard, air force base, or other official government installation where ships, aircraft or other equipment used in an atmospheric nuclear detonation were decontaminated; or any designated location used for the purpose of monitoring fallout from an atmospheric nuclear test conducted at the Nevada Test Site. 

A claimant must establish both participation onsite in a test involving the atmospheric detonation of a nuclear device and a subsequent diagnosis of a specified compensable disease. U. S. MILITARY PERSONNEL CAN OBTAIN PROOF OF PARTICIPATIONThe U. S. 

Department of Energy in Las Vegas, Nevada has copies of the Film Badge Radiation Exposure History for persons who participated in nuclear tests, send for your film badge history today to obtain proof you were present at a nuclear test/tests. The RECA Act specifies a payment of $75,000 to individuals who participated onsite in a test involving the atmospheric detonation of a nuclear device, and later developed a specified compensable disease. The book’s focus is the open air testing in Nevada, and details of those tests and fallout trails in the 50s and 60s. The book is written in a style that makes it fascinating, not bogged down with complex scientific jargon. This YouTube video shows how we lived and worked at The Nevada Test Site in 1951. 

CLICK THIS LINK To read about my experience at the Nevada Test Site. CLICK THIS LINK To check out a list of publications you may wish to read pertaining to atomic bomb testing in the 1950s and 1960s. The First Battalion of the 188th Airborne Infantry Regiment stationed at Fort Campbell, Kentucky was the first military unit to be sent to the Nevada Atomic Test facility in late 1951. 

Keywords: [“Test”,”atomic”,”Veteran”]
Source: http://www.angelfire.com/tx/atomicveteran/index.html

We Pigs News for 07-06-2018


My Guinea Pig Bites Me, Why?

Undercover Guinea Pigs: health

Well it is a little while since we have had to post a medical update but we have recently discovered that Agent Barbie is suffering from bladder sludge, here is what happened. A couple of weeks ago Mummy noticed that Barbie was limping when he ran thinking he may have just hurt his leg she gave him some anti-inflammatories for a few days and the limp went away. Last Thursday when Mummy cleaned us out she noticed that the bedding was covered with patches of blood, straight away she thought it was a problem with Barbie’s wee and she was right, she held him on a clean towel until he peed and the pee was slightly red. Mummy phoned our good vet but she only works Monday – Wednesday so instead she made an appointment at the local vet the next day to get an x-ray. When she checked Barbie on Friday his back legs and his tummy were covered in bloody urine so she cleaned him up to make him more comfortable(this is the first time he had been like that)when she checked him again before the vet visit he had cleaned himself up and looked much better. 

Barbie was very good at the vet and just sat there while she poked and prodded him and then agreed to an x-ray. The x-ray showed what the vet thought was a small stone and a line of white which she wasn’t sure about, as the local vet is not a guinea pig specialist mummy got some more Metacam from them for Barbie and made an appointment with out specialist vet for Wednesday. On Wednesday our good vet explained the x-ray to Mummy she said there was no sign of stones in the bladder or anywhere else in the urinary system, however he did have a large amount of sludge which looked to be lying on the bladder base, if Barbie had been a girl she would have suggested flushing it out with a catheter however he is a boy and so that wasn’t an option as we have more complicated plumbing. When he got home Barbie passed 2 gritty blood clots which was a good thing as it meant at least some of the sludge had been removed from his bladder, we are not sure what helped these clots to pass if it was the vet massaging his bladder of the vibration of the car on the journey. 9th Dec Weight 989g. Mummy is weighing everyday but only testing the urine every other day, so far there has been no more visible blood on the bedding and Barbie is his happy little self. 

The vet also confirmed that there was no sign of joint problems on the x-ray and that the limping was probably due to discomfort with the bladder. For those of you who are interested here are Barbie’s x-rays, the line of white just to the left of the back leg bones is the bladder sludge. 

Keywords: [“Barbie”,”vet”,”Mummy”]
Source: http://undercoverguineapigs.blogspot.com/search/label/health

Pig Pack by Dr Wallach Youngevity.net

Price: $234.95 Price: $164.95 Price: $23.95 Price: $84.95 Price: $42.95 Price: $164.95 Price: $44.95 Price: $174.95 Price: $21.95 Price: $84.95 Price: $21.95 Price: $79.95 The Pig Pack is an all-natural, common sense method of supporting the body in its effort to achieve optimal musculo-skeletal health. Dr. Wallach includes the calcium enriched orange juice both to mask the rather bitter taste of the ME Minerals, and to provide more of the all important bone mineral, calcium. An even better source of calcium and one designed by Dr. Wallach to complement the Pig Pack, is Dr. 

Wallach’s Majestic Earth OsteoFx included in his Pig Pack Plus. Many, following Dr. Wallach’s advice on the audio tape, who find their way to optimal sustainable health through supplementation, do so using the Pig Pack as their point of entry. The concept behind the Pig Pack is simple : give your body the raw material it needs to rebuild, regenerate and repair bone and cartilage and it will do so. To maximize the effectiveness of the Pig Pack it is important to avoid mineral leaching foods such as sugar, phosphoric acid and caffeine. 

According to Dr. Wallach, no matter a person’s age, sex, personal background or health challenge, the place to start when it comes to smart supplementation is with the basics: with taking in all 90 nutrients essential to human health on a daily basis. Just as we each need a daily intake of pure water, refreshing sleep and clean air, we also all need a daily intake of essential nutrients: the 60 essential minerals, the 12 essential vitamins, the 16 different essential amino acids and the 3 essential fatty acids. Neglect one essential nutrient or group of nutrients and, over time, inevitably, we fall victim to one or more of 900 different nutritional deficiency diseases, from heart disease and diabetes to loose teeth and gray hair. Once you supply your own body with a daily intake of the essential 90, chances are your body, too, will do the rest, paying you back over time for your attentiveness, with a handsome harvest of health dividends. 

After 90 days of saturating one’s system in the essential 90 most people find that they need not pile on with the specialty products. See what you get with the essential 90, first, is Dr. Wallach’s advice. 

Keywords: [“essential”,”health”,”Dr.”]
Source: http://www.youngevity.net/category/PigPacks.html

We Pigs News for 07-05-2018

Pendleton Veterinary Clinic

Your furry little friend will spend the bulk of his time in his cage, so be sure to make it nice and comfortable. You’ll need to add a safe, suitable substrate, such as aspen. Your cute pet will also need a hidey-hole, dishes, and a water bottle. Just like any other pet, Guinea pigs need proper nutrition to stay healthy and happy. Your little buddy will need lots of fresh grass hay, such as Timothy hay. 

Fresh produce will round out your adorable pet’s menu. Ask your vet for specific nutritional recommendations. These little guys need to chew quite a bit, as they will develop painful dental issues if they don’t wear their teeth down. You can upcycle many wooden, wicker, or cardboard items into Guinea pig playthings. Your Guinea pig should be examined regularly by a vet, and kept current on wellness care. 

Call your vet immediately if you notice anything unusual. Just keep the little guy in a specific area where there are no sharp objects, wires or cords, toxic plants, or other potential hazards. 

Keywords: [“Guinea”,”little”,”vet”]
Source: http://pendletonvet.com/2018/03/01/anderson-in-vet-adopt-rescued-guinea-pig

| PEOPLE.com

Welcome! To bring you the best content on our sites and applications, Meredith partners with third party advertisers to serve digital ads, including personalized digital ads. Those advertisers use tracking technologies to collect information about your activity on our sites and applications and across the Internet and your other apps and devices. You always have the choice to experience our sites without personalized advertising based on your web browsing activity by visiting the DAA’s Consumer Choice page, the NAI’s website, and/or the EU online choices page, from each of your browsers or devices. To avoid personalized advertising based on your mobile app activity, you can install the DAA’s AppChoices app here. 

Even if you choose not to have your activity tracked by third parties for advertising services, you will still see non-personalized ads on our site. Transfer your personal data to the United States or other countries, and. 

Keywords: [“advertisers”,”site”,”activity”]
Source: https://people.com/pets/meet-the-guinea-pig-whisperer-of-los…

PIGS Phibro Animal Health

Swine producers must manage their herds through many critical production phases. The performance of the breeding herd is perhaps the most fundamental phase, directly determining the future success of a hog operation. The breeding herd must reliable, and efficiently, produce piglets for finishing and, in some cases, breeding. Phibro’s animal health products specifically designed for swine produers with the goal of yielding the greatest possible quantity and quality of pigs for finishing and marketing. By maintaining a healthy balance of bacteria in the intestinal environment, Stafac® 500 improves feed efficiency and rate of weight gain in pigs. 

Coxistac® G 12%. For enhancing productivity by increasing the rate of weight gain and improving feed efficiency of grower/finisher pigs. 

Keywords: [“pigs”,”breeding”,”herd”]
Source: http://www.phibro.co.za/PRODUCTS/Pigs

Power Pigs on the App Store

With the Power Pigs augmented reality app, everyone can create their piglet and join the race!Choose from hundreds of combinations of skin patterns, eye colors, facial expressions and uniforms to customize your piglet. Then immerge yourself in an exotic countryside scenery for a thrilling and fun pig race! Celebrate your victory by taking a selfie with your own piglet and sharing it with your friends! Keep track of your performance and compete with friends through our high score board. Through augmented reality, Power Pigs also allows members of the veterinary community to learn more about the key swine health and well-being solutions Bayer offers for veterinarians and farmers. 

Keywords: [“piglet”,”pig”,”through”]
Source: https://itunes.apple.com/au/app/power-pigs/id1385613932?mt=8

Guinea Pigs

Dunkin Hartley Guinea pigs are available through our facilities in the United Kingdom. The Dunkin Hartley Guinea pig is an albino Pirbright strain derived from the short haired English Guinea pig. It has contributed widely to immunological research, including delayed hypersensitivity and anaphylactic shock. Guinea pigs are also valuable for studies on Tuberculosis, Vitamin C deficiency, and pharmacology. The colony is maintained in a full barrier with an SPF status, and our Guinea pigs are free of Guinea pig Cytomegalovirus. 

Colony health testing is performed according to FELASA recommendations. 

Keywords: [“pig”,”Guinea”,”colony”]
Source: https://www.marshallbio.com/guinea-pigs

Chipotle

To make our Carnitas, the pork is seasoned with an aromatic spice blend, then braised and shredded by hand, resulting in meat that’s falls-apart-in-your-burrito tender. Our Responsibly Raised pork has a special place in our hearts: it was Chipotle founder Steve Ells’ quest to find better pork in the early days that sparked Chipotle’s journey to be on the constant lookout for the best ingredients we can find across the board. Guess you could say that without pork, we’d have no ingredients to write home about. 

Keywords: [“pork”,”ingredients”,”Chipotle”]
Source: https://www.chipotle.com/pork

Polluting Pigs: Part III

Posted June 21, 2018North Carolina is the second largest pork producer in the U.S. and home to more than 2,500 pig CAFOs. 1 The estimated 9 million pigs living in the state produce copious amounts of waste – up to 10 times the amount of an average human2 – for which there is no easy, nor environmentally friendly, disposal solution. Whereas a small farm can use the waste produced by its animals as fertilizer, the massive amounts of waste produced on CAFOs becomes a toxic liability. 

Keywords: [“produce”,”waste”,”amount”]
Source: http://www.yvfh.org/2018/06/polluting-pigs-part-iii

We Pigs News for 06-04-2018

Guinea Pigs Harbor a Hidden Health Hazard

The bacteria, Chlamydia caviae, normally causes pink eye in guinea pigs. Three adults in the Netherlands wound up hospitalized for pneumonia after contact with guinea pigs resulted in their infection with C. caviae. Dr. Steven Gordon, chair of infectious disease at the Cleveland Clinic, said the cases are a reminder to practice good hygiene around pets. 

The two people who landed in the ICU had guinea pigs as pets, and those pets had been sick with respiratory symptoms. The man had two guinea pigs, while one of the women had 25, researchers said. The other woman worked in a veterinary clinic, where she cared for guinea pigs suffering from pink eye and nasal inflammation. Doctors detected Chlamydia bacteria in samples drawn from the patients and figured it was Chlamydia psittaci, a bacteria carried by birds that’s known to cause a form of pneumonia called psittacosis, Ramakers said. The analysis also matched the DNA of C. 

caviae in one of the patients’ guinea pigs to the bacteria that had infected its owner. Not all guinea pigs carry C. caviae, but many likely do, Ramakers said. An earlier study found the bacteria’s DNA in 59 out of 123 guinea pigs with eye disease. Don’t give away your favorite pet guinea pig just yet, though. 

People who want to protect themselves should get their guinea pigs treated by a vet if their pet appears ill, especially if it is suffering from pink eye or respiratory illness, Gordon said. 

Keywords: [“Guinea”,”pig”,”pet”]
Source: https://marshfield.staywellsolutionsonline.com/RelatedItems/6,726335

MRSA found in pigs in England

Government scientists have reported the first-ever cases of livestock-associated MRSA in pigs in England which could become a serious hazard for people. This is an incredibly worrying development and one which needs action now. Compassion is part of the Alliance to Save Our Antibiotics, which advocates a drastic reduction in antibiotic use on farms. Livestock-associated MRSA can transmit to humans, causing infections. Farmers and farm workers are most at risk and still account for the majority of cases. 

In December, French, Swiss and Dutch scientists published genetic evidence that this is now happening. The scientists found that a subpopulation of livestock-associated MRSA has acquired new genes which appear to enable the bacteria to cause more infections in animals and to spread to and infect humans more easily. Unlike most European countries, the UK has refused to carry out any active MRSA surveillance of its pig and poultry, other than an EU-mandated survey of pigs in 2008. Defra’s inactivity on this issue for years has allowed this situation to develop. The current cases only came to light after an outbreak of skin disease affecting 60 piglets on a farm in eastern England. 

Two piglets were tested by Defra scientists and both were MRSA positive. 

Keywords: [“MRSA”,”pig”,”human”]
Source: https://www.ciwf.org.uk/news/2015/02/mrsa-found-in-pigs-in-england

Our Story

Randy has been raising pigs and learning about genetics for as long as he can remember. He grew up on his family farm near Williamsburg, Iowa and was active in FFA and 4-H. Randy began his own farm in 1978 with just a few dozen pigs. Now his reputation of high-quality, healthy pigs, has commanded global appeal. With sales in the United States, Japan, and South Korea and visitors from China, Japan, Canada, and the Phillippines, Randy’s pigs’ genetics extend across the U.S. 

and world. He raises several breeds but has a particular fondness for Chester Whites. Randy takes pride in being a one-man-show and is supportive of the local community, especially Iowa County 4-H and FFA. Over 75% of our customers are repeat customers and the majority of our sales are by word-of-mouth and peer recommendations. Randy farms in the Williamsburg area with his wife Becky. 

He has three children and big supporter of the Iowa State Cyclones. 

Keywords: [“Randy”,”pigs”,”Iowa”]
Source: http://schmidtswine.com/our-story

An ingestible bacterial-electronic system to monitor gastrointestinal health

Biomolecular monitoring in the gastrointestinal tract could offer rapid, precise disease detection and management but is impeded by access to the remote and complex environment. Here, we present an ingestible micro-bio-electronic device for in situ biomolecular detection based on environmentally resilient biosensor bacteria and miniaturized luminescence readout electronics that wirelessly communicate with an external device. As a proof of concept, we engineer heme-sensitive probiotic biosensors and demonstrate accurate diagnosis of gastrointestinal bleeding in swine. We integrate alternative biosensors to demonstrate modularity and extensibility of the detection platform. IMBEDs enable new opportunities for gastrointestinal biomarker discovery and could transform the management and diagnosis of gastrointestinal disease. 

Keywords: [“gastrointestinal”,”biosensor”,”detection”]
Source: http://science.sciencemag.org/content/360/6391/915

What’s renal failure in guinea pigs?

Your kidneys act as a filter, removing toxins from your blood and then passing them along to your bladder, where they are excreted in urine. For humans, they can do dialysis, which is a mechanical stand in for the filtration your kidneys do. I seriously doubt that they do dialysis for guinea pigs, and if they did, the cost would be immense. I am sorry to say it, but it is, most likely, fatal. I have no idea if your pet has it, as I am not a vet. 

If your guinea pig has it, I would imagine your vet will either suggest medication, or putting her to sleep. Only he or she can tell you for sure if you even need to worry about renal failure, however. 

Keywords: [“vet”,”pig”,”guinea”]
Source: https://au.answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20080705024530AAHPPUD