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The Pig Issue

THE PIG ISSUE is Garth Pig Practice's dedicated quarterly newsletter for clients and producers.

The Pig Issue - Spring 2014

The Pig Issue - Spring 2014

In this edition we review we start with a review of the restrictions on antibiotic use across areas of the globe following the Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD) meeting in Liverpool last autumn. This is followed by an update on the emergency euthanasia and the opportunity to attend training. ASF has been identified in Lithuania and we discuss the...

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The Pig Issue - August 2013

The Pig Issue - August 2013

In this edition we review the new rules on pig euthanasia which are set out in the latest version of the Red Tractor Assurance (RTA) Pig Scheme standards. Our 3rd article in the series "Improving growth rates" focuses on feed intake and we have a link to BPEX’s "Finisher Pig Buildings Design and Build – a blueprint for English farms" which...

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The Pig Issue - June 2013

The Pig Issue - June 2013

In this edition we consider the problems of full stomachs at slaughter which could be costing you a packet. We discuss some key aspects of acidifying the drinking water and continue our review on growth rates from the previous newsletter. Also covered in this issue is the costs of fly bite condemnations, creep feeding tips and a note on the latest legislation...

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The Pig Issue - March 2013

The Pig Issue - March 2013

In this edition of Pig Issue we start with an issue I am sure you are all aware, Real Welfare will be incorporated into Red Tractor with effect from 1st April 2013. So just to re-cap we look at how this will affect you. Convincing suckling pigs to take their first steps towards weaning by eating creep feed can be a frustrating business, so what can...

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