We Pigs News for 07-27-2018

7 people contract swine flu strain from infected pigs at Charles Co. fair

WASHINGTON – Seven Maryland residents have contracted a strain of swine flu from infected pigs at the Charles County fair. The infected people had close contact with the five pigs recently exhibited at the Charles County Fair that tested positive for swine flu, the Maryland Department of Health said Wednesday. The pig infection, announced earlier Wednesday, led to a quarantine of all pigs at the fairgrounds and the cancellation of swine exhibits at two upcoming fairs in neighboring counties. Transmission of swine flu – officially known as Influenza A – to humans is rare but possible, the health department said. The Charles County Fair, which ran from Sept. 14 through Sept. 17, took place at the Charles County fairgrounds in La Plata, Maryland. 

All pigs exhibited there are now under a quarantine order and will not be released until seven days after the last pig shows signs of illness. The health department said swine flu infections in humans can occur in people who have handled sick pigs, such as children handling pigs at agricultural fairs and workers in the swine industry. It is not yet clear the capacity in which the infected people came in contact with the pigs. The symptoms of swine flu are similar to the seasonal flu, including fever, cough and sore throat. The health department advised people who come down with flu-like symptoms and had contact with pigs in the last seven days to contact their health care providers. 

The local health department should be contacted if swine flu is suspected. The Charles County Health Department can be reached at 301-609-6900 ext. 

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Source: https://wtop.com/charles-county/2017/09/swine-flu-5-pigs-charles…

FDA prescribing information, side effects and uses

Baytril® 100 may be administered as a single dose for one day or for multiple days of therapy. Table 1 – Baytril® 100 Dose and Treatment Schedule for Cattle** * *Dose volumes have been rounded to the nearest 0.5 mL within the dose range. Animals intended for human consumption must not be slaughtered within 5 days of receiving a single-injection dose. Ninety-day feeding studies in dogs and rats revealed no observable adverse effects at treatment rates of 3 and 40 mg/kg respectively. Chronic studies in rats and mice revealed no observable adverse effects at 5.3 and 323 mg/kg respectively. 

No teratogenic effects were observed in rabbits at doses of 25 mg/kg or in rats at 50 mg/kg. Safety studies were conducted in feeder calves using single doses of 5, 15 and 25 mg/kg for 15 consecutive days and 50 mg/kg for 5 consecutive days. No clinical signs of toxicity were observed when a dose of 5 mg/kg was administered for 15 days. Clinical signs of depression, incoordination and muscle fasciculation were observed in calves when doses of 15 or 25 mg/kg were administered for 10 to 15 days. Clinical signs of depression, inappetance and incoordination were observed when a dose of 50 mg/kg was administered for 3 days. 

No articular cartilage lesions were observed inthe stifle joints at any dose level at 2 days and 9 days following 15 days of drug administration. A safety study was conducted in 32 pigs weighing approximately 57 kg using single doses of 5, 15, or 25 mg/kg daily for 15 consecutive days. 

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Source: https://www.drugs.com/pro/baytril-injection.html

Bios Agricorp Ltd: “Protecting, Promoting, and Encouraging Life”

Bioacify – Microencapsulated acidifier with EPO complex. Bioacify is very effective in improving the animal’s ability to prevent pathogenic bacteria from colonizing in the intestinal system resulting in better performance. Bioacify can effectively be used as replacement to AGP. The highly enhanced antimicrobial effect of Bioacify prevents the growth of moulds and fungi in finished feed and helps in feed preservation. Bioacify is a naturally microencapsulated free flowing acidifier. 

Bioacify is non corrosive and does not corrode the important parts of the machine. Bioacify technology is based on SSRA delivery mechanism which ensures a slow release of the active ingredients during natural peristaltic movements in the gut and removes metabolites thus maintaining an optimum pH throughout the gut. Bioacify is a synergistic combination of Organic and inorganic acids with strong antimicrobial properties. Bioacify consist of EPO complex which makes the outer cell wall of gram negative bacteria permeable, thus allowing easy entry and accumulation of acids. EPO complex in Bioacify results in enhanced antimicrobial effect. 

The combined effect of components of Bioacify along with Physiological additives shows a synergistic effect on the animals and results in creating a healthy gut Microflora. Major Components: Blend of well-balanced organic and inorganic acids. Benefits of Bioacify Slow and Sequential release of active ingredients in the whole digestive tract. 

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Source: http://biosagri.com/pigs-bioacify.php

Guineapig Wheekly Health Pad Review – Squidgypigs

A small notepad. Specially designed for daily or weekly Guinea Pig care checks. Use it to casually monitor the health of your piggies. Use it to monitor the recovery of an acutely ill piggy. Use it to leave notes or instructions to a pig sitter. 

When I heard Katie from Guineapig Wheekly had designed a Guinea Pig Health Pad I thought it was a fabulous idea; everyone knows that weighing piggies is a brilliant way of tracking their health and I have to admit I felt a little surprised that nobody had created such a pad before. With 50 pages you have nearly a year worth of weekly monitoring or a lot longer if you save the pad for a poorly pig’s illness or recovery. GPW Health Pad ReviewThe Guineapig Wheekly Health Pad contains a space for all the important information: Name, Age, Appetite, Mood and the all important Poop Rating! GPW Health Pad ReviewKatie has designed the GuineaPig Wheekly Health Pad in her usual kawaii style; the mood indicator section is particularly endearing showing Content, Happy and Sad piggy faces. GPW Health Pad ReviewThe way you use the pad is open to individual interpretation. 

The Poop Rating could be used to indicate quantity or quality. I think this health pad would be a brilliant way of including children in their pet’s care. I think the Guineapig Wheekly Guinea Pig Health Pad is a brilliant idea and I feel sure that a lot of piggy people could incorporate this into their routines. 

Keywords: [“pad”,”health”,”Pig”]
Source: https://squidgypigs.com/2018/07/19/guineapig-wheekly-health-pad-review

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