Department: Agriculture


Common diseases of small pig herds


M-L Penrith

 

 

Many diseases can be avoided by keeping
a small number of pigs

In order to have healthy pigs, it is important
to know about the common diseases
of pigs, so that you can prevent
and treat them

Malnutrition (poor condition)

Malnutrition is one of the most important problems of small pig herds



Skin conditions

Mange

Mange is one of the most important problems in small pig herds

Lice

Fly damage

Greasy pig disease

Diamond skin disease

Worms

Roundworms

Tapeworms (measles)

Lameness

Abscesses

Fever

Heatstroke


Salt poisoning

Diarrhoea

Pneumonia

Preventive measures



In conclusion

If you know about the different diseases which pigs can get, you can either prevent or treat them in time and avoid pigs dying from disease

For further information speak to
your state or private veterinarian

or

Animal Health for Developing Farmers
at the ARC-Onderstepoort Veterinary Institute
Private Bag X05, Onderstepoort 0110

 


2001

Compiled by Directorate Communication, Department of Agriculture
in cooperation with ARC_Onderstepoort Veterinary Institute

Printed and published by the Department of Agriculture
and obtainable from Resource Centre, Directorate Communication
Private Bag X144, Pretoria, 0001 South Africa



This publication is available on the web: www.nda.agric.za/publications

Information provided by
Animal Health for Developing Farmers
ARC-Onderstepoort Veterinary Institute
Private Bag X05, Onderstepoort 0110