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by buckibri
Sat Oct 10, 2020 2:41 pm
Forum: HEALTH
Topic: Baby pigs dying **Help**
Replies: 4
Views: 363

Re: Baby pigs dying **Help**

Sounds like dehydration from either scours which you should see or starvation as the sow does not seem to be milking.

If that is the case she should be culled.
by buckibri
Wed Oct 07, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: REPRODUCTION
Topic: when to breed
Replies: 3
Views: 308

Re: when to breed

Physical signs can differ.

Run your teaser boar where he can have nose contact twice a day.

Mark when she stands the first time, breed a Gilt 12 hours later then again 12 hours later and then the third dose 12 hours after.

Sow it’s 24 hours than another 24=hours.
by buckibri
Fri Oct 02, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: REPRODUCTION
Topic: Breeding a cross sow with a cross boar?
Replies: 1
Views: 209

Re: Breeding a cross sow with a cross boar?

It’s not related to a specific breed or cross per se on a small litter.

Many factors too numerous to mention.

My advice to improve litter size assuming you are adequate on nutrition is to use at least 3 dose of semen from at least two boars.
by buckibri
Tue Sep 01, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: REPRODUCTION
Topic: HELP! Can't get pigs bred!
Replies: 9
Views: 724

Re: HELP! Can't get pigs bred!

likely very isolated from other hog farms?

that would make the PRRS thought less intriguing but certainly still possible. Wish you luck.
by buckibri
Tue Sep 01, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: REPRODUCTION
Topic: Sow won't stand
Replies: 4
Views: 676

Re: Sow won't stand

Axe body spray is supposed to help hormonally charged teens so you may try that.


Honestly, sows need to want to stand. Sounds like you have a good teaser boar so you are doing your part. You can try forcing the semen in as a last resort with the boar present.
by buckibri
Fri Aug 28, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: REPRODUCTION
Topic: HELP! Can't get pigs bred!
Replies: 9
Views: 724

Re: HELP! Can't get pigs bred!

CTC is fed at 400 gram per ton which is the highest labeled rate. You do have to have a VFD to use as it falls under the feed antibiotic mandate. Feed your normal 4-5# head/day for 10 days. Yes, you could inject LA 200 but would require multiple shots. A vet could guide you on that use. My sows gest...
by buckibri
Sun Aug 23, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: REPRODUCTION
Topic: HELP! Can't get pigs bred!
Replies: 9
Views: 724

Re: HELP! Can't get pigs bred!

There are multiple possibilities for breeding issues. 1. Run 400 gram CTC in feed for at least 10 consecutive days. We experience periodic infertility and this cleans up any issues for me. 2. Vaccinate all twice with Farrowsure B. Again after every litter. 3. Keep boar penned from sows, no fence lin...
by buckibri
Fri Jun 05, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: REPRODUCTION
Topic: Transitioning baby pigs from milk to pellets
Replies: 1
Views: 407

Transitioning baby pigs from milk to pellets

Have never used supplemental milk for sows. If they can’t raise pigs they get to meet bob Evans. Had my elite cross sow farrow 16 live 3# pigs may 26. She can wean 10 at her best naturally. Next two sows had ample sized litters and not much room to transfer. So have a few pigs that have been doing V...
by buckibri
Sat May 16, 2020 9:29 am
Forum: HEALTH
Topic: Scrotal hernia
Replies: 1
Views: 645

Re: Scrotal hernia

There are always different levels of scrotal ruptures, some actually never expand and look like normal testicles. Others blow up like balloons. The minor ones I fix myself as it is a very simple procedure, the bigger ones I will have a vet do the surgery. Every vet is different on pricing for the pr...
by buckibri
Sat Apr 18, 2020 10:01 am
Forum: HEALTH
Topic: pig with blood in its feces
Replies: 2
Views: 907

Re: pig with blood in its feces

Sometimes stools will have a bit of fresh red blood. Unless there is a large volume of liquid it isn't much to be concerned about.

If its fresh red blood it came at the end of the digestive process. Its much more of a concern if blood is entering much earlier in the process.
by buckibri
Sun Mar 08, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: HEALTH
Topic: Eucalyptus chips for Bedding
Replies: 1
Views: 3641

Re: Eucalyptus chips for Bedding

Just have to keep the Koala’s at bay. Couldn’t resist.

Can’t imagine this ..... pine shavings give off a massive odor cloud in a barn. If they are potent I would think not but if mild as opposed to the levels of the plants I’m not sure of a downside.

This is a new one.
by buckibri
Sat Jan 04, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: REPRODUCTION
Topic: Sow delivered early?
Replies: 3
Views: 1791

Re: Sow delivered early?

7 days early is possible but usually results in underdeveloped pigs that struggle to survive. I had a gilt once delivered at 109 days and was able to wean 4 of 7 born.
by buckibri
Tue Dec 31, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: REPRODUCTION
Topic: C section piglets won't suckle.
Replies: 2
Views: 1630

Re: C section piglets won't suckle.

I would think the sow was heavily sedated during the surgery. Her blood is the pigs blood. Her drugs are in the pigs.

Just keep them warm and they will wake up eventually. Keep in mind the dose used makes the impact. It’s a fine line on sedation levels. Hav ego trust your vet.
by buckibri
Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: BOARS
Topic: current semen prices
Replies: 4
Views: 2505

Re: current semen prices

You simply ask. Either earn $$$$ or dump down sink.

Terminal/maternal pooled semen should be $8/10 dose. U can’t dictate terms or boars, that is fair.

Several arrogant studs won’t discount off season. You simply need to find the ones that do.

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by buckibri
Sat Oct 26, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: HEALTH
Topic: Chronic Cough and heavy breathing
Replies: 2
Views: 2049

Re: Chronic Cough and heavy breathing

Worm them and give mycoplasmal vaccine.

One of two things, worms or mycoplasmal pneumonia.

Use exceed when they cough and if that does not work it’s likely not weather related pneumonia.