Crap eating gilt

Discussion in 'Pigs' started by Snuffy Smith, Oct 24, 2003.

  1. Snuffy Smith

    Snuffy Smith Well-Known Member

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    I went out to the pen the other day to do my regular duties of
    shoveling out the crap, and I noticed that there wasn't any. That's because she had been eating it! 8O Now I know this can't be good for the pig, and I'm curious as to what the meat is going to taste like. Does anyone know whay I can do to stop this? Is there a health concern? Should I feed her antibotics? Thanks.
     
  2. cowgirlone

    cowgirlone Well-Known Member

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    Hi Snuffy!
    Pigs have been known to eat their droppings. It's not uncommon. If I were you, I'd make sure she is wormed though. Just my opinion. :D
     

  3. Snuffy Smith

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    Hi Cowgirlone! How is the worming process done? Do you feed them starter with antibiotics? or do an injection? Thanks.
     
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    Snuffy, you can get a wormer and add it right to their drinking water. It's about the easiest way to treat them in my opinion. :D Your feed store should carry it.
     
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    Snuffy Smith Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Cowgirlone. You know...you really should accept the Moderator position here.
     
  6. cowgirlone

    cowgirlone Well-Known Member

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    That's so sweet of you Snuffy, I know there are others that are more qualified though.