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The Pig Issue

THE PIG ISSUE is Garth Pig Practice's dedicated quarterly newsletter for clients and producers.

The Pig Issue - May 2015

The Pig Issue - May 2015

In this edition we take a look at the timing of iron supplementation in piglets, some recent research into light colour and seasonal infertility and wild boar in the Forest of Dean.  We also discuss tail biting. Read the Spring 2015 Pig Issue Newsletter...

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The Pig Issue - Spring 2015

The Pig Issue - Spring 2015

In this edition we take a look at Farrowing House Enrichment, especially within the farrowing crate. Is the use of shredded paper and/or sisal rope beneficial? On the health front we are seeing an increase in Iron deficiency due to larger litters and we take a closer look at this issue.  Lorry washing, rectal strictures and a staff update are also...

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The Pig Issue - Spring 2014

The Pig Issue - Spring 2014

In this edition we review we start with a review of the restrictions on antibiotic use across areas of the globe following the Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD) meeting in Liverpool last autumn. This is followed by an update on the emergency euthanasia and the opportunity to attend training. ASF has been identified in Lithuania and we discuss the...

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The Pig Issue - August 2013

The Pig Issue - August 2013

In this edition we review the new rules on pig euthanasia which are set out in the latest version of the Red Tractor Assurance (RTA) Pig Scheme standards. Our 3rd article in the series "Improving growth rates" focuses on feed intake and we have a link to BPEX’s "Finisher Pig Buildings Design and Build – a blueprint for English farms" which...

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