Worming Piglets

Piglets should be wormed at about 2 months of age or when the piglets are weaned. A piglet that is not wormed will not grow as quickly or as well as wormed piglets. You can administer a wormer by injection, pouring a liquid wormer onto the back of the pig, by liquid in the water or a powdered wormer in the feed.

Outdoor piglets are more likely to pick up worms than indoor piglets but both can have worms.

Your vet will advise on the best course of treatment against worms for your herd of pigs and piglets.

Ivermectin wormers are a good treatment against a range of worms.

A useful book for a new pig keeper and breeder is the book Starting With Pigs by Andy Case.

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