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How to Know if Your Pig Is Sick

Learn how to tell if your potbellied pig is ill in this Howcast video featuring Ross Mill Farm president Susan Magidson.


You can always tell if your pig is sick by a change of its behavior. Not eating? You can take its temperature, a rectal thermometer; you should know how to take the pig's temperature. You just give it a little massage here and they will be more than happy to let you take a temperature. So I highly recommend that you get a thermometer and have that on hand. A couple of other obvious things that your pig is sick; it's got diarrhea, or it's vomiting... These things happen to pigs all the time and they can catch a flu just like us and so sometimes just withholding food for them for 24 hours will help a great deal. But do, you must contact a veterinarian any time that you feel like your pig is sick.

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