We Pigs News for 05-11-2018

ASMR – Vet Check-Up on Guinea Pig Roleplay!

We Pigs News for 05-05-2018

MRSA in the Norwegian pig population was first investigated in an European Union baseline study in 2008, which did not detect LA-MRSA. In 2011 and 2012, anonymized prevalence studies demonstrated MRSA CC398 in a few samples from a single slaughterhouse and a pig herd [13, 14]. In early 2013, two independent identifiable findings of MRSA CC398 in the Norwegian pig population initiated a public health risk assessment concerning the possible impacts of an increasing prevalence of LA-MRSA in pigs. The first traceable finding of LA-MRSA in pigs occurred in February 2013, and by the end of 2014, outbreak investigations and surveillance had identified MRSA CC398 in 26 pig farms, 2 slaughterhouses and 36 humans. The trade of pigs was identified as the main route of MRSA CC398 transmission from the 3 primary case farms. 

A livestock transport vehicle had twice transported pigs from a MRSA CC398-positive finishing farm to a slaughterhouse without subsequent disinfection shortly before transporting pigs to the farm involved and was considered the most likely transmission route. Based on other studies, the trade of pigs has been shown to be the predominant route of transmission of MRSA CC398 among pigs [15, 16], including transboundary transmission. Domestic trade in pigs was found to be the main route of interfarm transmission of MRSA after primary introductions, indicating that limiting the number of farms connected through trade is important in preventing MRSA transmission. In conclusion, this study confirms that the trade of pigs and occupational exposure are the major risk factors for transmission of MRSA CC398 between humans and pigs. The surveillance programme for methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus in pigs in Norway 2014. 

The growth performance criteria were not significantly influenced by inclusion of dried cassava peels in the diet of wearner pigs up to 50% levels in the control diet. These workers carried out a preliminary trial on the value of dried cassava peels, in which 13% moist cassava peels at 40-50% levels of diet were fed to pigs and discovered no statistical differences in the live weight gain and feed conversion efficiency between low and high cassava diets. The significant differences observed in the body weight development also agreed with Stanogias and Pearce who replaced maize with moist cassava peel meal and discovered that pigs on diets containing cassava peel meal grew slightly but not significantly faster and were slightly more efficient in feed conversion than pigs on diets with maize. CONCLUSION. The results of this study is a serious pointer that feeding dried cassava peels solely up to fifty percent can achieve equal or more positive effects than using high level of maize in diet of wearner pigs. 

Keywords: [“pig”,”MRSA”,”Diet”]
Source: http://www.wepigs.com/we-pigs-news-for-05-05-2018

Staying Safe Around Animals

If you have a pet, you know how much fun it can be: watching little fish swim in a tank, seeing a dog catch a ball in its mouth, petting the pebbly, cold surface of a lizard’s back, or designing a fancy maze for a hamster. Animals can be great fun, but it’s important to know how to be safe when you’re with them. Both indoor animals and outdoor animals need to be treated kindly all the time. With a wild animal, being kind may mean staying far away so the animal doesn’t feel threatened and so you stay safe. Stepping outside can mean a world full of great animals to see – from squirrels in trees to birds in flight. 

Although some of these animals may look cool or even cute, leave them alone. Don’t take a toy or bone away from a cat or dog or hold it out of reach of the animal. Kids often get scared of a dog they don’t know, especially if that dog is loud and doesn’t have an owner nearby. Running away can make the dog want to chase after you – even if it doesn’t want to hurt you, its instincts will tell it to chase. Don’t wave your arms around or make a lot of noise because these actions will only excite the dog. 

If you are very afraid of a strange dog or a strange dog tries to bite or attack you, tell an adult as soon as possible. A final word on felines, also known as cats: Although most kids aren’t as scared of strange cats as they are of strange dogs, it’s still a good idea to stay away from cats you don’t know. 

Keywords: [“dog”,”animal”,”pet”]
Source: http://kidshealth.org/en/kids/animals.html

Animals in Schools

Approved Activities Category Administering treatments topical spray 3 oral supplements 3. All activities must be documented in appropriate records. Any itching, scratching or skin irritation should be documented and treatment sought. Documenting the dose, chemical name, identity of animal(s) administered, and date of administration. Gastrointestinal functions such as diarrhea, weight loss or loss of appetite. 

Urogenital functions, e.g. abortion, infertility or abnormal discharges. Respiratory functions, e.g. persistent coughing, gasping or panting. Failing to thrive or grow is also a sign of illness. 

Guinea pigs have extremely fragile health that can quickly decline. They will rarely recover from illness unless treated, and even a minor illness can be fatal. If unable to identify the problem and begin suitable treatment, assistance should be sought immediately from a veterinarian. Any illness identified and treatments given must be recorded appropriately. 

Keywords: [“illness”,”treatment”,”guinea”]
Source: http://nswschoolanimals.com/guinea-pigs/guines-pigs-health

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