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Porcine (pet) Annual Vaccination Recommendations

Based on the recommendations from the following resources:

          Boldrick, L: Veterinary Care of Pot-Bellied Pet Pigs, 1993

          Muirhead, M: Managing Pig Health, 2013

Mature animals:

  • Rabies
  • Tetanus
  • Erysipelas
  • Bordetella, Pasteurella Multocida

Piglets:

  • Tetanus: 2 months and booster in 3 weeks
  • Erysipelas: Single dose at 2 months, booster in 3 weeks
  • Bordetella, Pasteurella Multocida: Single dose at 2 months, booster in 3 weeks
  • Rabies: 3 months

Breeding sow:

  • Rabies: Annually, prior to breeding
  • Tetanus: Annually
  • Leptospirosis: Twice yearly in breeding animals
  • Porcine Parvovirus: One month prior to breeding

Risk Based:

  • E. coli: Vaccination of sow prior to farrowing, consider oral vaccination of piglets at birth

Breeding Boars:

Rabies: Annually

Tetanus:Annually

Porcine Parvovirus: Annually

Leptospirosis: Twice yearly in breeding animals

Risk based vaccines:

  • Atrophic Rhinitis
  • Porcine Parvovirus- all breeding swine
  • Leptospirosis: Breeding animals and those in endemic areas
  • Pseudorabies: All pigs moved interstate are tested for the disease, if they test positive they cannot be moved from quarantine unless they are euthanized or slaughtered. Some states do not allow vaccination because they can be confused with a positive test result.

 

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Porcine Annual Deworming Recommendations 

 

Perform twice yearly fecal egg counts and deworm as instructed

 

For more information, please refer to the following resources

Boldrick, L: Veterinary Care of Pot-Bellied Pet Pigs, 1993.

Muirhead, M: Managing Pig Health, 2013