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All things pigs related! From pet owner advice about pigs, to overviews of the most common pig diseases and conditions. Of course, we have some pig trivia too!

A Comprehensive Guide About the Things You Weren’t Told Before You Got a Pet Pig – Part Two

Following on the heels of the first part of our comprehensive article, we will now continue with our discovery on all the things you need to know before getting a pet pig. Bathing and Swimming Some pigs like to have a bath, but others don’t. If you are planning on giving your piglet baths, it’s …

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Swine Erysipelas – Transmission, Detection, Treatment, and Prevention

What is Swine Erysipelas? Swine Erysipelas is a severely contagious disease that results from an infection caused by the Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae bacterium. As much as 50% of the pig population carries this virus, and it is therefore impossible to completely eliminate it from a herd. The disease is commonly found in the tonsillar tissue of …

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Classical Swine Fever (Hog Cholera)- CSFV

What is Classical Swine Fever? (CSF) This is an easily transmitted disease that has a high fatality rate amongst hogs or pigs. CSFV causes infected swine to develop a fever, excessive bleeding, lethargy, diarrhea that is yellow in color, retching, and purplish-colored skin discoloration of areas such as the ears, legs, and lower stomach. Transmission …

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