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TJ

  • Joined Nov 2007
New to Pigs - SaddleBack Weaners
« on: November 30, 2007, 01:39:02 pm »
Just bought some saddleback weaners, they will need to be wormed soon, can any tell me what are the better wormers on the market.

Regards TJ

Rosemary

  • Joined Oct 2007
  • Barry, Angus, Scotland
    • The Accidental Smallholder
Re: New to Pigs - SaddleBack Weaners
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2007, 05:50:38 pm »
We've never wormed our weaners but if I was, I would try Verm-X which is a herbal wormer. I'm going to use it for all our animals once the current stocks run out.

TJ

  • Joined Nov 2007
Re: New to Pigs - SaddleBack Weaners
« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2007, 07:13:16 pm »
Why wouldn't you worm your weaners? I know they get some protection from the mother milk up to an age, but they will need worming after being weaned.

TJ

ccantsdam

  • Joined Nov 2007
Re: New to Pigs - SaddleBack Weaners
« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2007, 10:36:38 pm »
If you free range your pigs in an organic manner your pigs will not need wormed as the earth will naturally fail to support the woms that could infect pigs.  Also, if you do keep them indoors, you merely need to 'rest' the barns between rotations and ensure they are cleaned really well when empty.  If you are going to keep putting pigs on the same area without resting it, they will only need wormed if you are going to keep them for breeding.

Kind regards,

Andrew.

pigsatlesrues

  • Joined Oct 2008
  • Normandy, France
Re: New to Pigs - SaddleBack Weaners
« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2007, 11:50:48 pm »
Andrew

You sound like a piggy man - what pigs do you have, or what experience have you had? I find it really interesting to read others peoples views and ideas since we are piggy mad ourselves!

Welcome to the forum, you seem already settled in so looking forward to reading some more of your postings!

Kate
Bonjour et avoir un bon jour !

Rosemary

  • Joined Oct 2007
  • Barry, Angus, Scotland
    • The Accidental Smallholder
Re: New to Pigs - SaddleBack Weaners
« Reply #5 on: December 01, 2007, 08:09:42 pm »
We only keep two weaners once a year, so the pens are empty for six months between batches, which shoudl be long enough for any parasites to perish.

pigman

  • Joined Dec 2007
Re: New to Pigs - SaddleBack Weaners
« Reply #6 on: December 07, 2007, 11:18:00 pm »
Just bought some saddleback weaners, they will need to be wormed soon, can any tell me what are the better wormers on the market.

Regards TJ

They should have come to you already wormed, when we sell weaners we always worm them before they go so they have as good a start as possible.

pigsatlesrues

  • Joined Oct 2008
  • Normandy, France
Re: New to Pigs - SaddleBack Weaners
« Reply #7 on: December 08, 2007, 12:03:22 am »
We always jab our weaners before they go with an anti parasite injection. It covers them for four months.  I always feel happier to start them off when they are leaving me.

If we are keeping them for growing on, then we jab them at three to four months old. We jabs the mums three weeks before they are due to give birth, which offers protection to the piglets as well.

Kate
Bonjour et avoir un bon jour !

 

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