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Organic treatment for pig mange

 
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I suspect that one of our new little piglets has mange.  She has had flaky ears since we got her 3 weeks ago but now they're going a bit scabby and crusty and I feel awful because we just thought that being a white pig the sun had got her ears a bit.  Plus the scaly skin is now moving down her back.  The black one shows no signs atall and yet they sleep together!! 

Question is, has anyone treated this successfully without resorting to chemicals?
 
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Hi im new to this forum, and found it as i'm looking for cure for pig mange. One of my piglet has? it i'm sure, he is almost two weeks old and micro pib.  Did you find a solution or reciepr for pig mange?
 
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Hello AnnaStarsia and welcome.  No I'm afraid that I didn't find an organic solution and in fact it you could also see parasites on her skin so we called in the vet and he gave her a non-organic shot to cure it.  Happily it has, and all the yucky dead skin has now flaked off and she looks like a nice happy pig again (she wasn't happy - she was scratching against things almost constantly, poor wee thing).

But I'd like to know how folk with organic pig farms deal with these sorts of things.

Whilst we're on pigs, our two 16 week old sows (Large Black x British Lop) don't do much digging up of their pasture - an area fenced off of about 20m x 40m) - and now seem to be lying around a lot. Is that normal behaviour for pigs?
 
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