Large Animal 1: Swine Basics (Piglet Processing-Restraint)
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what is considered a large litter?
A large litter is called
Iron injections are given to prevent anemia. Pigs are born iron deficient because of their rapid growth. When is this injection given?
within 1-2d of birth
Increased HR felt through chest wall.
Labored breathing and weakness may also be noted.
How are baby thumps prevented?
- iron dextran injection in neck(150-200mg)
- supplement in feed
Tails are docked _ from the base of the tail.
Why are tails docked?
pigs nip at each other's tails in the pen and an infx can cause ataxia and paralysis
What is used to dock the tails?
What is done after the tail is docked?
stump is dipped in antiseptic solution
Which 8 teeth are the needle teeth?
I3 and canines
These needle teeth are removed to prevent injury to the sow and other piglets. How is this done?
with wire cutters
In ear notching the litter number is on what ear?
In ear notching the pig number is placed on what ear?
What can be done instead of ear notching?
tattooing or plastic tags
2 main ways pigs defend themselves
How are pigs directed?
- lightweight canes
How are pigs placed in standing restraint?
- hog snare or snubbing rope around snout/upper jaw
- rope harness
Used to get pig into sternal recumbancy
How are piglets restrained?
- grab hing leg
- hold around thorax
Special restraint procedures:CCHVL
- head gate
- lamb sling
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