The Pig Issue
THE PIG ISSUE is Garth Pig Practice's dedicated quarterly newsletter for clients and producers.
In this issue we look at one of the most important worm species Ascaris Suum, and take a look at rodenticide purchasing. We also run through the essential maintenance requirements of your captive bolt gun. Finally you can catch up with the latest staff news. Read the October 2016 Pig Issue Newsletter...Continue reading this item »
In this issue we open by looking at the importance of fly control given the fact that as causing skin lesions at slaughter flies are also major vectors of disease. We also take a look at lameness in sows which can be a serious problem and is generally the second greatest cause of non selective culling – after infertility. We also have an update...Continue reading this item »
In July's issue we take a look at Staff training, and specifically Euthanasia Training which the Red Tractor regulations state; that on every unit at least one member of staff must be assessed as competent, to euthanase pigs, at a veterinary visit.. Do you know the BPHS scheme is due to end and there is no clear replacement in sight! If you would like...Continue reading this item »
In April's issue we take a look at Nursery Piglet Management and the multiple challenges facing the piglet at weaning. As a producer you can help to dramatically reduce post-weaning losses, we explain how. Do you understand your milk spot report? If not, we discuss the scoring process and what it means. In this month's supplement we take an in depth...Continue reading this item »