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I vaccinate for parvo, lepto, and pox (we had pox here first time we ever raised a pig) with FarrowSure Plus. Lo and behold if I don't have a case of the flu in my pen right now. I know it isn't a deadly problem (not that it is good for sows that are already taxed with lactation) but it puts a damper on any sales or butcher until they are fine again. Once this is over I'll vaccinate my keepers. What do you all vaccinate for?
 

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We never had the flu in our hogs, but have had dust pneuminia (sp)
If the lot or housing gets fine dry dust in them the the hogs raise a little dust cloud when the run. To much in their lungs causes the problem. We scatered old oil on the dust to hold it down but never treated the pigs. I can't tell you what the flu treatment would be.
 

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uncle Will in In. said:
I can't tell you what the flu treatment would be.
I put them on oxytetracycline because it was what I had on hand. Makes me think about auto waterers since it would be so much easier to medicate them when needed - but I'd rather not have to medicate at all. :(
 

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Wish I could do that too but even in pasture, I would vaccinate them in my area. We are in the middle of wild pig herds. Any outbreak in those herds would affect mine where I live since they are as close as the fence line.
 

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The population of wild swine here is rather small, both in number and in size. My guess is there's a fair amount of potbelly in them, but they predate my potbellies.
 
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