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by mjw1980
Tue Nov 09, 2021 1:52 pm
Forum: BEFORE THE SHOW RING
Topic: Assistance with Fitting Show Pigs
Replies: 1
Views: 2499

Re: Assistance with Fitting Show Pigs

Now days people are leaving the hair at-least half an inch. You are going to want to make sure it is uniform and trim the long hairs on the body and the legs. At the point of the shoulder to the front end and from the top of the neck to the head you will probably want to work your way down to about ...
by mjw1980
Tue Nov 09, 2021 1:48 pm
Forum: AROUND THE INDUSTRY
Topic: York Cross with a limp a month before Show
Replies: 2
Views: 4349

Re: York Cross with a limp a month before Show

If you are seeing the limp adding a joint supplement is probably not going to work. You want to add the supplement when they get about 100lbs. The supplements are better at prevention than they are healing.
by mjw1980
Wed Apr 07, 2021 7:51 am
Forum: BEFORE THE SHOW RING
Topic: Fence hugger
Replies: 1
Views: 1536

Re: Fence hugger

Time and practice. I would see if you can feed her in the field. Most pigs will follow a feed tub.
by mjw1980
Wed Apr 07, 2021 7:50 am
Forum: HEALTH
Topic: Weaned pigs with diarrhea. What would you do?
Replies: 2
Views: 2272

Re: Weaned pigs with diarrhea. What would you do?

I would take a fecal to the vet. Young animals are very likely to have parasites.
by mjw1980
Wed Apr 07, 2021 7:48 am
Forum: NUTRITION
Topic: Feed advice
Replies: 1
Views: 2053

Re: Feed advice

Yes I would drop down the protein. Feeding to much protein can cause them the start getting outside their skeleton and also they can tighten up. Depending on how much muscle you may consider dropping to a 18% or 16%.
by mjw1980
Mon Nov 23, 2020 8:31 am
Forum: BEFORE THE SHOW RING
Topic: Clippers
Replies: 1
Views: 2238

Re: Clippers

I prefer to buy blades over guards. But most of the heads and blades are pretty interchangeable.
by mjw1980
Mon Nov 23, 2020 8:29 am
Forum: HEALTH
Topic: Keeping a pig well during jackpot season?!?
Replies: 2
Views: 3053

Re: Keeping a pig well during jackpot season?!?

I would suggest showing off of your trailer. Make sure and use a probiotic to keep their stomach healthy. Plenty of water. T
by mjw1980
Thu Oct 08, 2020 8:35 am
Forum: HEALTH
Topic: Sick show pig...need advice please.
Replies: 2
Views: 2405

Re: Sick show pig...need advice please.

We had a similar issue last year. Took a couple of weeks and it went away.
by mjw1980
Wed Jul 08, 2020 10:21 am
Forum: HEALTH
Topic: Prolapse Tube
Replies: 2
Views: 3470

Re: Prolapse Tube

If it does not fall off on its own I would say you may need to consult your vet.
by mjw1980
Wed Jul 08, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: NUTRITION
Topic: Need 15-20 pounds in 7 days
Replies: 2
Views: 3048

Re: Need 15-20 pounds in 7 days

I know that I am late but I would get away from feeding cups and start looking at the actual LB's of the feed. You could switch up your worming regimen by using safeguard 1 month and then ivermec the next. Also if you are trying to gain weight pull the oats and replace it with base feed as the oats ...
by mjw1980
Sun Jul 05, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: HEALTH
Topic: Swollen eye lids
Replies: 1
Views: 2066

Re: Swollen eye lids

Could be allergies. I would try and treat with Vetericyn from Tractor Supply.
by mjw1980
Thu Jun 11, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: BEFORE THE SHOW RING
Topic: Biting at the whip
Replies: 1
Views: 3458

Re: Biting at the whip

I would say try using 2 whips.
by mjw1980
Thu Jun 04, 2020 11:57 am
Forum: BEFORE THE SHOW RING
Topic: Super Excited pigs
Replies: 1
Views: 2187

Re: Super Excited pigs

Give them 5 minutes to let them run and get their energy and excitement out. They are just like us, they like to have free time too.
by mjw1980
Thu Jun 04, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: HEALTH
Topic: need help-gilt lost appetite after having mange
Replies: 1
Views: 2938

Re: need help-gilt lost appetite after having mange

Yogurt works as a good probiotic when they wont eat. She probably wont eat until you get something in her stomach.
by mjw1980
Thu Jun 04, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: NUTRITION
Topic: Help needed for weight gain fast
Replies: 4
Views: 3639

Re: Help needed for weight gain fast

instead of putting the Tylan powder in the water, mix it with the yogurt and then mix it with her food.
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