The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on March 13, 1956 · Page 38
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 38

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, March 13, 1956
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5- a r fi o » sure way to make more hog money is to sharpen your program of sanitation and disease prevention. One of the most critical times of health is when the sow farrows. Here are some pointers to keep the sow and her pigs healthy: Feed the sow a laxative ration and move her into a well-bedded and disinfected farrowing house a few days, before the pigs are bom. Wash and disinfect the sow's udder before the pigs are born. Be sure the weaker pigs have an opportunity to get the sow's first milk. Prevent anemia by supplying fresh soil or painting the sow's udder with ferrous sulfate. Vaccinate the pigs for cholera. Worm the pigs. Spray the sow and pigs for lice. Give the sow and pigs a clean ride to plenty of good pasture. Other good disease prevention practices to follow are: Don't overstock — provide plenty of sleeping, eating, and watering space. Blood test all breeding stock for bru- cellosis at least once a year. Don't buy any more hogs than needed. Isolate newly purchased animals for three weeks. Seep feeders and waterers clean. Ear-mark sows and litters so that "disease carriers" can be weeded out. Watch for listless pigs, scouring, or failure to gain. Isolate sick animals immediately. Feed a balanced ration, making allowances for breeding animals, gilts and sows near the pigging season. Become familiar with the symptoms, causes, and treatment of parasites and such diseases as cholera, brucellosis, erysipelas, gastro enteritis, rhinitis, bloody dysentery, hypoglycemia, and nutritional anemia by writing to your state college of agriculture for literature and talking with your county agent or the high school vo-ag teacher. Ear notch all sows and pigs. If a pig gets sick you will always know which sow it belongs to, or if it is the sow, you will know where she came from and what her history is. Ear-notching is also beneficial in selecting breeding stock. Heat is more important to the health of baby pigs than most people realize. Pigs that are weak at birth stand a much better chance of living if some heat is provided for them. Hog men are discovering new value to good clean pastures. Not only do pastures make cheap gains, but tests at Purdue University show that adding alfalfa to a deficient ration helped gilts save two pigs for every one saved with a deficient ration, and no alfalfa. Good pastures are one of the best ways to break the life cycle of internal parasites. Hog profits come from live, healthy pig; ...not "ghosts' Don't Gamble with Hog Cholera... Vaccinate with You might be lucky this year—or you might not ^ You just can't afford to gamble against the heavy losses that result from hog cholera! Dead pigs pay no profits. So instead of taking a risky gamble, stop hog cholera before it starts. Give your hogs safe, dependable immunity against this costly disease. Vaccinate with ROVAC—because ROVAC is^your best protection against hog cholera. ROVAC assures at least two-year immunity—and cannot cause the disease. Don't gamble with hog cholera—vaccinate with ROVAC and be safe and sure. You can rest easy knowing you have the best available insurance on your hog profits. Write for free literature. Erysipelas Bacierin" for ERYSIPELAS Erysipelas is another widespread swine disease that eaose* heavy death and profit loaoes. Vaccinate against erysipelas with- DUOVAX for dependable immunity. Only one injection required. DUOVAX reqoires no anttsemm— and cannot cause or spread erysipelas.. •Hoc CBOUU VJUXDS fM~gfcJ Ln* Van) Rabbit OtfeB—V«anm Dntd ROVAC8- U. S. P»t NOL 2JS18°nS. ••Emncus Buenos DOOMI®—Whofe KUkd Coltun—Etyspdothxic '"- LEDERUE LABORATORIES DIVISION titmmiejtm C»IT*J>I* cottrjtirr PEARL. RIVER. NEW YORK

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