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piggy ?

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by hunterjumper999, Feb 16, 2011.

  1. hunterjumper999

    hunterjumper999 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 26, 2008
    Box Springs
    we just got two pigs at the auction. We got them from someone who everyone pointed out as a 'good guy to talk to about your first pigs' and he happened to be selling two small(101 lbs together) pigs. So we ended up with them. They are a male ( castrated) and a female. They rode home in a dog crate in the back of the truck ( 40 minutes, all highway but we went slower than normal) and this am one of them has mucus he seems to be trying to clear out ( and it is clear and he can get it out of his nose, no congested other than once he gets up.) they had spent the night rooting around, have the happy pig mud masks going on and have a clean straw bed. I am just making sure that this is not a horrible horrible thing requiring a vet and antibiotics. I will watch it closely obviously but this is my first time with any kind of swine and im sortof worried about it. Other than that the pigs seem happy and healthy. They are yorkshires if it matters.
  2. spish

    spish De Regenboog Kippetjes

    Apr 7, 2010
    my boar quite often 'slobbers' and foams at the mouth when the girls are 'in heat' but he's not castrated so still has his urges.

    do they have plenty of water? pigs need water at all times!
  3. hunterjumper999

    hunterjumper999 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 26, 2008
    Box Springs
    They do have water, but were without for at least 7 hrs yesterday evening. I'm not sure how they penned them prior to arriving at the auction so it could have been longer. I plan on flooding the lower portion of the pen when i get home . . . i know they will enjoy the mud and when i do that i'll make sure they can get at the water trough we have in there...
  4. Stevo

    Stevo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 14, 2010
    Howell, NJ
    It is perfectly normal what you are describing. My pigs slobber on me all the time. I would treat them with pre mix Ivomec. It goes right in their food. Just as an incase. It will take care of any worms or mites they may have. I think a repeat treatment in 21 days then thats it. (read the inst.) Again I don't think anything is wrong with them. Just as a precausion.

    You are gonna luv your new pigs.

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