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Taking care of the pigglets

Recently we took our management on a tour of a veterinary hospital in Musanze. Everyone learned much about animal care, disease, prevention and we created a partnership for the experts to come to the farm for an assessment and training.

Yesterday, we discovered some of the pigs were losing too much weight. The mother did not have enough milk for all her piglets. We sought expert advise and learned that we can bottle feed the 3 week old piglets and save them from sure death. Although the process is very messy and they were not happy to receive a nutritious meal this way, they have adapted and are open to the new way of receiving milk. They are now doing much better and a new practice has been accepted in the care of our baby animals on the farm.

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