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548 > Image 548 of Annual report. 1915

Part of Kentucky Agricultural Experiment Station

. . il - ` AThe,Prevention of Hog Cholera. 79 J ~ I ble conditions, certain losses of hogs, following the inocula- _ {QTY? TL tion, are unavoidable., The following report of the hogs gifs? inoculated in Kentucky during the year July 1, 1914, to July 1;; 1, 1915, will serve to give a correct idea of the saving accom- Y;_ _,, j al - plished through the careful and intelligent use of serum. _, ' N0. Hogs treated __.._.......,_... 46,918 - , N0. Herds treated ................. 1,278 aj; .;gct__; = No. Hogs reported ................ 40,998 ::3 . ; N0. Hogs lived ................_... 37,497 91.5% :"]`j N0. Hogs died ...... .. .............. 3,501 8.5% ~ Construction of Hog Houses. Hog houses properly con- structed so that they may be frequently cleaned and disin- . fected are essential for successful hog raising. Unsanitary l hog houses are often responsible for premises remaining infected with cholera. A permanent hog house should be constructed with either a cement or solid wood floor. Small g l colony houses built on skids to facilitate moving from place 4 to place are desirable. When built without a floor plenty of bedding should be used. Moving frequently insures clean, H i dry quarters. Following an outbreak of cholera such houses i are readily cleaned and disinfected and may be moved to . uninfected premises. Internal Parasites. The hog is found to harbor a number _. of internal parasites which are detrimental to the health T and general wellbeing of the animal. The following prep-i ` aration has been found to be of value in the correction of - conditions resulting from the presence of internal parasites in hogs: Santonin _..... .--.. ..................... 2 grains Areca nut ............................. 1 drachm_ { Qalomel __ ______,__.___.,_.,,..,...,.... 2 grams bodium bicarbonate ................._. 2 drachms The above constitutes the dose for a 100 pound hog and ~ should be given in slop. Starve.all hogs twenty-four hours . before giving the vermifuge. _ J ; f Lice. Under certain conditions hogs are also frequently V infested with lice, the removal of which can be accomplished by the use of any of the coal tar dips, or the hogs may be f sprayed with an emulsion of crude oil or kerosene. Frequent