Medicine: The Delicate Pig

Pig raising is no cinch. But hosts of U.S. citizens now want to raise pigs, and crowds of amateurs are trying it. Thirty to 40% of U.S. pigs die before they are old enough to kill. To save more U.S. pigs for the knife, the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association gave pointers to all.

Keeping Hogs Healthy. New breeding stock or feeder pigs (weaned pigs, ready for fattening) should be bought from disease-free herds. New animals should be quarantined from home-farm animals for two or three weeks. "Every swine breeder should raise...

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