Small-scale pig keeping: can natural remedies match licensed medicines?

Licensed medicines and natural (or complimentary) remedies are big business in the veterinary world but, in reality, what is the difference between them when it comes to keeping your pigs healthy?
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young pig eating a banana
Bananas are a common home remedy for a number of bowel problems encountered in pigs

It should be noted that kitchen waste should never be fed to pigs as this is a biosecurity risk and may introduce foreign animal diseases.

Table 1: Faecal parasite egg counts post treatment
Table 1: Faecal parasite egg counts post treatment

Dr Michaela Giles

Michaela has worked in the livestock health industry as a research scientist since 1985. She is a director of the British Pig Association and is an active member of the British government’s Pig Expert Group. Michaela is also the author of The Commuter Pig Keeper.

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