Guinea Pig Health Problems
Here is a short list of common guinea pig health problems, with symptoms and suggested treatments. You should act fast when you notice that something is wrong with your pet piggie. Grass seed in the eye: A guinea pig’s eye will turn milky blue. Look carefully and you will see the seed, like a fine hair, in the eye. A turned-in eye: Your pet’s eye has one blue eye that appears to have a veil over it.
Lick your finger and press the eyelid up, away from the eye. You may have to do this several times before the eye returns to normal. Abscess under the throat: A seed or prickle can sometimes gets caught in a guinea pig’s throat. The area should be squeezed gently and bathed with an antiseptic safe for guinea pigs. If your pig lies panting on a hot day this is a sure sign.
If you have concerns about the healthy about your pet guinea pigs quickly consult a vet or medical expert as quickly as possible. Not taking action puts your pet in immediate danger.
The Swedish sow populations comprise 140.000 sows and around 3 million pigs are annually reared to market weight. During 2014 there were nearly 1,300 production herds. Import restrictions used to be administered by the Swedish Board of Agriculture, but since Sweden joined of the EU that mission has been overtaken by a branch organisation entitled the Swedish Farmers Disease Control. Pigs in Sweden are declared free from all infections presented on the A-list of the International Office of Epizootics as well as from porcine epidemic diarrhea, porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome and transmissible gastro-enteritis. A national control program combat Salmonella whenever diagnosed – regardless of serotype.
Since 1984, Salmonella has in general been diagnosed in less than 5 pig herds per year. Nucleus and multiplying herds are also declared free from Atrophic rhinitis, Brachyspira hyodysenteriae and Sarcoptes scabieii.
Farm Health Planning
The Animal Health and Welfare Strategy requires all livestock keepers to have a Farm Health Plan. Thats fine if you have 1000 sows and regular visits from your specialist pig vet. The BPA has secured a grant from DEFRA to work with Bob Stevenson, our consultant vet and a member of our Technical and Scientific Committee, to develop a template for small pig producers to use as a starting point for a farm health plan that can be implemented with your local vet. Bob is a former Chairman of the Pig Veterinary Society but has taken an interest in Traditional Breeds and the needs of smaller producers. The workshops will look at how you can keep your pigs happy and healthy and protect them against disease.
BIOSECURITY. What does it mean – Keeping your pigs safe from disease – Avoid spreading disease to others. PIG HEALTH AND WELFARE. Healthy pigs are happy pigs – The five freedoms – Know your herd health status.
Pretty Little Porkers
First, you should find a vet that takes care of Miniature pigs. Your pig should have fresh water available to them at all times. There are commercial Mini pig foods available, we recommend the brand Mazuri. We recommend give the Youth food until your pig is about 1 year old. Our pigs love celery some of them get picky with certain types of veggies.
The high sugar content of fruits can cause your pig to gain weight rapidly. You will want to work out what parts of your home your pig will have access too. Pigs like routine, so when you first get your baby home, away from mommy, there will be an adjustment period. Mini pigs can be trained to either use the bathroom outside, just like a dog would. In our experience, pigs are very willing to be potty trained.
We have had 7 week old pigs use the kitty litter without any accidents the first day we tried. Pigs will need to have their hooves trimmed a few times a year.
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