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Wisconsin bankers' farm bulletin
(1913-1919)

Beach, B. A.
Wisconsin bankers' farm bulletin. Bulletin no. 4: hog cholera and its prevention PDF (1.0 MB)



* -      os; -- e- bIUI  meth.4 -or the inJection of serum- mlono fol-
lo*ed in 7 to 14 days by the injection of serum and virus. This
method is recommended as the safest and most satisfactory where a
permanent immunity is desired. It can be employed in infected herds
as well as in cholera-free herds.
    The best site to inject the serum is the arm pit or the loose skin
between the front leg and the body. Injection into the ham. is objec-
                                tionable inasmuch as deep abscesses
Where and How to Vaccinate.  may form and render the ham unfit
                                for food. Large hogs are snubbed up
to a post and vaccinated behind the ear. The temperature of all
animals should be taken before treatment and virus given to noew with
a temperature higher than 1040 F. The site of injection should be
thoroughly scrubbed with soap and water to which some antiseptic has
been added. then 'sponged off with carbolic acid solution or some other
good disinfectant. The serum should be injected with a previously
sterilized 20 or 30 c.c. hypodermic syringe; the virulent blood with a
separate syringe, care being taken not to inject virus at exactly the
same point as the serum in order to avoid a mechanical mixture.
    Reep the ainials for three or four days before they are to be
vacelnated in clean, dry 'quarters and reduce the feed one-third.
                           Plenty of fresh, clean water slhoul4 be
Care at the He& lbefore  provided.  After vaccination the hoas
and After Vaccination.   should be fed sparingly with a slop or sAft
                           feed, and kept away, ron mud holes --i
wallowff  Sanitary quarters tre essential to a successful termingtlan
especially if virus has been employed.
    'liogs that have been kept in damp, filthy quarters or those suffer-
ing from some other disease should not be given the serum treatm it
              If a hog is unthrifty or is infected with chronic choler
Preciatton'.  he should hot be treated for, the results wil1 be unsatls-
              factory. It is often difficult to determine whethet fn-
fection is- present or got unless a very careful examination is made
by ap experienced veterinarian.
    The last legislature passed a law authorizing the Agricultural
                         College at the University of Wisconsin to
The State Serum Plant. manufacture and sell hog cholera serum at
                         one.cent per cubic centimeter to residents of
the state. This is less than half the price charged for most commercial
serums.
    On account of the danger of spreading hog cholera by the virus,
a provision was included in the law which limits its use to veterinarians
and by them only with the consent of the state veterinarian who should
be notified of all outbreaks. The serum is supplied to any swine owner
upon request to the Veterinary Department, College of Agricultiire,
Madison, Wis. Information about the doses required for hogs of
different weights and related matters will be cheerfully given upon
requut. -
        Simila Bulletins upon topics of timely intEwut to husses, #Am
  be' Taued moutdh  by, So Agricultmva Cbmt   A4 die Whceduin
  ~anbes? Ausocietiqa. ft,  be ietins mqby  r secu4 uo  ,    '
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