Pigs Health, Diseases & Symptoms
Pigs often suffer from internal parasites and skin diseases. Contemporary deworm medication is very safe for pigs and for humans. We must also regularly check for the wellbeing of our pigs. We should get suspicious of our pig’s health if we observe one of the followings: The pig is not interested in eating or drinking water for a couple of hours. The pig separates from the herd and keeps itself constantly isolated.
The pig does not move and rather prefers to sleep most of the time. For farmers that have housed different animals in their farms, erysipelas can be a major problem. Salmonellosis is also a major problem for pig farmers, because if it goes unnoticed and the infected pigs are finally slaughtered, consumers are in great danger of food poisoning. Most common symptoms of salmonellosis are again depression, diarrhea, loss of appetite and less often the tails of the pig turn blue. Coccidiosis, mastitis, swine dysentery and gastric ulcers are also common diseases.
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Chinchilla, rabbit, guinea pig urine discoloration-red, orange, white
Usually chinchilla, rabbit, guinea pig urine is pale yellow or yellow. Most common cause of cloudy urine is calciuria, see white urine for more info. When you notice reddish urine for the first time, it’s logical to assume that there is blood in the urine. Often blood in the urine is not visible to the naked eye and if you do not see any other symptoms, including loss of appetite, straining, frequent urination, weakness, it can be just the excretion of plant pigments or other reasons listed below. Orange/red urine is produced when porphyrins are excreted in the urine.
Normal urine may appear darker if chinchilla, rabbit, guinea pig, degu or other herbivores is dehydrated. Excessive amount of iron or B vitamins passed in the urine can cause an orange, reddish – brown discoloration of the urine. Herbivores’ urine is usually yeallow if they are on a natural diet. Some antibiotics may increase the levels of pigments in the urine. When urine dries, you may see white, chalky residue.
Generally, some white urine residue is not a problem; it usually means that excess calcium is being excreted. If you notice that urine is white, then calcium intake should be significantly reduced.
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Immune system is a complex mix of cells and molecules that defend the body against bacteria, microbes, parasites and the grows of tumor cells. Disease causing microbes are constantly trying to invent new ways to outwit the immune system. They need a chance to reproduce inside or outside of the cells, before components of the immune system detect and kill them. If they manage to snick in, immune system can use 2 types of defense: innate and adaptive. Actually, almost every organ tries to help the immune system.
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How to Farm Pigs
In white skin-colored pigs the skin may become reddish. There are more than 30 types affecting the intestines of pigs. Pork measles is caused by tapeworms which live in the muscles of pigs. Nowadays sarcoptic mange in pigs has been reported in all major swine producing countries and is prevalent in Brazilian swine herds. Wash all pigs at the beginning of fattening if mange is already a problem.
The pigs show annoyance and try to find a shabby place. The deworming schedule should include prebreeding for all breeding stock and prefarrowing for gilts and sows, prevention of Strongyloides and roundworms in baby pigs, and one or more dewormings in weanling and growing pigs. Keep pig pens clean, dry and free of sharp objects, clip milk teeth of baby pigs. Transmissible gastroenteritis is a common viral disease of the small intestine that causes vomiting and profuse diarrhea in pigs of all ages. In chronic cases, pigs have greyish or brownish faeces, rough hair coat and low growth rate.
Avoid fighting among pigs by mixing pigs from different pens. Foot-and-mouth disease is an acute, highly contagious, viral of animals with hooves, such as cattle, water buffalo, goats and pigs.