Steps to Take if Your Pig Has Respiratory Issue

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Steps to Take if Your Pig Has Respiratory Issue

 

Common Pig Respiratory Infections

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Mycoplasma pneumonia

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Bordetella bronchiseptica

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Porcine Circovirus Disease

Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome

Swine influenza

Aujeszky’s disease

Lungworms

Steps to Take if Your Pig Has Respiratory Issues: 

If your pig struggles with respiratory functions, check that nothing has changed. Some respiratory issues may arise from a dust storm, a dirty and dusty pen, or abnormally high dust levels and pollen in the air. You may also see respiratory illnesses spike during wet/cold seasons or during the spring when the weather vacillates from cold to hot quickly.

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Make sure the pigsty is clean, as dust can further irritate your pig. I like to spray the pigsty with some warm water with a safe disinfectant like hydrogen peroxide or ammonia once a day to reduce dust and kill off bacteria. Chlorine-based antiseptics are also safe and great for removing droppings, pig slurry, and dust when washing the sty. Remember to move the pigs for a few hours while the fumes dissipate.

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You can also feed your pig a warm broth. Check your local regulations if it’s an animal-based or bone broth (as opposed to a vegetable broth).

 

If you suspect a respiratory illness in your pig, take it to the vet quickly. It will need antibiotics.

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Antibiotics will need to be administered by your vet.

Make sure the pigsty is clean.

Give your pig warm broth.

Encourage your pig to move around for little bits at times.

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