Managing Backyard Swine Disease
Agriculture|August 2019

THE PIG is one of the most widely utilized livestock animals around the world. It has been domesticated for several thousand years and is primarily used as a food source. As a result, many farms incorporate pigs in their setup for additional income and for personal consumption.

Patricia Bianca S. Taculao

In pig raising, however, there are several factors that could affect a pig’s health and here are some underlying reasons.

COMMON AILMENTS AMONG PIGS

Leandro Naigan, product manager in backyard swine division of Excellence Poultry and Livestock Specialist, said that pigs should be in good health no matter what breed it is.

A common problem in both the backyard and commercial pig raising is piglet scouring.

Scouring is also known as diarrhea and occurs widely among piglets before and after weaning. It is often caused by inappropriate husbandry like early weaning, poor hygiene, stress, the presence of bacteria such as E. Coli, and improper feeding.

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