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FEEDING PIGS. t.

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FEEDING PIGS. t. It is a fact that young pigs are ofen overfed and hurt, sometimes killed by overfeeding. When they begin to eat it is important that they be properly fed. Their future vitality depends upon this. One writing on this subject says:—" They should never have all they will eat. Only fattening hogs should be so fed, and then they would be soon die from over-feed- ing if they were not killed. When a young pig chokes at the trough, squeals and falls over in a fit, it is over-fed when it goes to the side of the stall champs its jaws, foams at the mouth, and does nothing else than this, it has been overfed and in both cases it is suffering from conjestion of the brain, due to indigestion and disturbed circulation. It is in a state of apoplexy and will probably die anyhow, but the others may be saved by at once reducing their feed about one-fourth of what they have been getting. The prevalent paralysis of the hind limb is caused by overfeeding, by which the kidneys have been overtaxed and the nervous system of the lumbar region (the loins) is disturbed, Thus the power of motion of the hind legs is lost. Recent experiments in feeding young pigs go to show that one of forty pounds needs no more per day than two quarts of milk, and four ounces of solid food, such as bran or oats and maize meal. On this allowance, gradually increased, pigs made a steady and healthy growth, while two others kept in a pen by themselves became stunted, stopped growing, and in the third week one was attacked by congestion of the brain and had to be starved out of it, losing fully two month's growth. When young pigs are weaned, they should be fed in a shallow trough, from which they can take their food only very slowly.

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