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SWINE HERD HEALTH Temp: 101.5 – 102.5 F VACCINATION PROGRAM BABY PIGS At Birth-1 s

SWINE HERD HEALTH

Temp: 101.5 102.5 F

VACCINATION PROGRAM

BABY PIGS At Birth-1 st Day

Clean mucus and placenta from nose and mouth

Tie off any bleeding navels

Dip all navels in 7% iodine or Nolvasan

Provide adequate heat (ex. heat lamp)

Check sow for milk and assist weak pigs in nursing

Clip needle teeth

At 2-4 days give Iron Dextran, oral or injectable (as labeled) 10 days-3 weeks

Start creep feeding, clean feeders-supply fresh water

Castration of boars

Iron Dextran may be repeated

Vitamin E and Selenium supplementation optional

6-8 weeks

Lepto and Pleuroguard* (Erysipelas, Haemophilus, Bordatella, Pasturella) *Avoid vaccinating pigs at weaning time

Deworm with Ivomec injectable or Atguard orally 10-12 weeks

Booster vaccines given at 6-8 weeks

Deworm with Ivomec or Atguard

SOWS & GILTS

Farrowsure (Erysipelas, Parvo, Lepto-5) prior to each breeding. Gilts require a booster 4 weeks after the initial vaccination

Pleuroguard (Erysipelas, Parvo, Lepto-5) 2-3 weeks prior to farrowing

Deworm 1 week before farrowing with Ivomec or Atguard a minimum of twice per year

BOARS

 

Farrosure and Pleurguard, once yearly

Deworm with Ivomec or Atguard a minimum of twice per year

PET PIGS

Lepto-5 and Pleuroguard, once per year

Deworm with Ivomec or Atguard every 2-3 months up to 1 year of age, then 2-3 times per year There are numerous other vaccines (TGE, E. coli, Tetanus, Rabies) available. Please consult your veterinarian to assist in setting up a herd health program to meet the particular needs of your herd.

Robert L. Branch, D.V.M.

Bruce C. Carlisle, D.V.M.

1701

Giuntoli Lane, Arcata, California 95521

(707) 822-4885

2180

Drake Hill Road, Fortuna, California 95540

(707) 726-9262

Updated 3/12