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by HogDoc
Fri Mar 13, 2020 9:30 am
Forum: AROUND THE INDUSTRY
Topic: 46 days until fair and show pig only weighs 101lbs PLEASE HELP!!!
Replies: 1
Views: 2884

Re: 46 days until fair and show pig only weighs 101lbs PLEASE HELP!!!

11 lbs a week is about what a 100 lb pig is supposed to gain.

Unfortunately it looks like you got a pig that is too young for your target show.
by HogDoc
Wed Mar 11, 2020 10:59 am
Forum: BEFORE THE SHOW RING
Topic: Products to replace Paylean
Replies: 3
Views: 4542

Re: Products to replace Paylean

Nothing is a one for one replacement for Paylean. But there are products and strategies you can use. Sorry for the long winded answer. If you need to add shape up high the combination of Game On (Sunglo) and TrueFit (True North) is really hard to beat. But it will not improve gain like ractopamine d...
by HogDoc
Wed Mar 11, 2020 10:38 am
Forum: REPRODUCTION
Topic: Worming Breds
Replies: 2
Views: 3657

Re: Worming Breds

You sure can but if your herd is negative for mange Safeguard EZ scoop or one of the other 1.8% Safeguard products is probably a better choice for de-worming sows before farrowing. Many producers just do it when they load sows into their maternity stalls.
by HogDoc
Fri Feb 21, 2020 10:01 am
Forum: AROUND THE INDUSTRY
Topic: Pig Waterers
Replies: 1
Views: 1631

Re: Pig Waterers

If it were me I'd use an 80 gallon Franklin type waterer
by HogDoc
Fri Feb 21, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: HEALTH
Topic: Bloated sow
Replies: 1
Views: 2313

Re: Bloated sow

No

I guess if she settles and is otherwise getting along fine there isn't much to worry about.
by HogDoc
Wed Feb 12, 2020 10:59 am
Forum: HEALTH
Topic: Magna wave
Replies: 1
Views: 1249

Re: Magna wave

Magna wave PEMF does what they say it does. It isn't a miracle do everything but it does increase blood flow, reduces inflammation and pain and increases range of motion. The tighter wound the pig is the more often you need to use it. We use our machine on every pig in the barn at some point. There ...
by HogDoc
Wed Feb 12, 2020 10:49 am
Forum: HEALTH
Topic: Duroc possible stress carrier???
Replies: 6
Views: 3728

Re: Duroc possible stress carrier???

Follow the same timing as the directions on the label but since the envelope is for a 1200 lb horse instead of a 300 lb pig use about 1/4 of the envelope per dose. An easy way to do that is mix the entire envelope in a bottle of dextrose and then feed 125 ml each time. Some clients have switched to ...
by HogDoc
Mon Jul 01, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: HEALTH
Topic: Lactic Acid Build Up ***HogDoc question***
Replies: 1
Views: 1163

Re: Lactic Acid Build Up ***HogDoc question***

Hi Someone gave me a heads up this post was here. I don't look in as much as I used too and I've been dealing with some health related issues of my own so I'm glad they did. 1. The baking soda is a good idea 2. TrueGlo has two different ingredients that have been researched and demonstrated to incre...
by HogDoc
Mon May 20, 2019 7:21 am
Forum: HEALTH
Topic: Sudden death
Replies: 1
Views: 665

Re: Sudden death

Post mortem examinations are the place to start to find answers.
by HogDoc
Tue Mar 19, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: HEALTH
Topic: Medicator help
Replies: 1
Views: 467

Re: Medicator help

I'd go with either a dosatron D25F or a Hog Slat DPLH 128
by HogDoc
Sat Mar 09, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: HEALTH
Topic: strep vaccine?
Replies: 1
Views: 680

Re: strep vaccine?

When people say strep vaccine they likely mean Streptococcus suis.

It is a systemic disease. Pneumonia,meningitis, polyserositis, and polyarthritis are common strep syndrome / lesions.
by HogDoc
Fri Mar 01, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: NUTRITION
Topic: probiotics pros and cons do they help with weight gain
Replies: 7
Views: 4486

Re: probiotics pros and cons do they help with weight gain

Hog Doc, I am looking at using your Tru Glo, and have a few questions regarding using it for my pigs overall gut health on an everyday basis. One, am I reading it right, does it contain both prebiotics and probiotics? Two, does it contain anything for structural integrity, hoof and foot health? and...
by HogDoc
Thu Feb 28, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: HEALTH
Topic: worming weaned pigs
Replies: 2
Views: 783

Re: worming weaned pigs

You have a few choices when deworming young pigs. Ivermectin is one option but safeguard in the feed is a much broader spectrum dewormer. If you are satisfied that large roundworms are the only issue you can use Banminth and feed it continuously for several weeks at a very low cost and have the abil...
by HogDoc
Thu Feb 14, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: HEALTH
Topic: Help hog doc
Replies: 2
Views: 937

Re: Help hog doc

What you are describing sounds like a hematoma. As a general rule we don’t treat them and they resolve on their own.
by HogDoc
Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: REPRODUCTION
Topic: True Glo vs True Guardian
Replies: 2
Views: 1330

Re: True Glo vs True Guardian

TrueGlo does have more "stuff" but it's really meant for show stock rather than breeding. We do have some customers that feed it to sows in farrowing but Guardian does that job with a lower cost. Guardian doesn't really have a probiotic component. It does provide prebiotic but there aren't any live ...