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How do I get a pig into a wagon/trailer?

My dad wanted me to help out on his farm every once in a while, and one of my jobs is to get the 2 pot belly pigs into out trailer. How on earth do I get these fat pigs into the trailer?
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Are farm animals naturally patient with kid goats, or is it a trained behavior?

Youtube is awash with videos of young and adolescent goats climbing on things, including other farm animals. Obviously temperament will come with an individual animal, but the videos the creater the ...
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Are there any vaccines that are needed for cows in Gujarat, India?

I love cows, but I do not know if there are there any needs for cows to have vaccines, whether they're compulsory vaccines or optional vaccines. If so, which are the schedules for the vaccines? I ...
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Which food should not be given to a cow?

I am living in Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India. Indian culture has accepted cows as mother, because it feeds milk to us. Hindu culture says whoever feeds you is mother to us. Cows are a precious animal ...
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How do you make sure a guard Llama stays protective but is also used to your own dogs?

I have a small hobby flock of sheep that I use for training my herding dogs. These sheep are pets and are pretty used to dogs. I recently added a guard Llama because the lambs were being prayed on by ...
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Our sheep had too many babies and was temporarily paralyzed, how can I prevent this from happening again?

A couple years ago one of our sheep had five babies. They all survived but one had to be fostered to another mom and a second had to be bottle fed. The mom was temporarily paralyzed in her back end. ...
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Need advice to help a sick and, possibly, dying cow

I'm in a rural area in Kolkota right now and there is a 14 year old downer cow who is lying on her side. She is malnourished and looks like she might die. The local vet gave her a calcium injection ...
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What are the health risk difference between elastration & surgical neuter?

Elastration is the banding of the testicles restricting blood flow and resulting in removal of the testicles. This method is commonalty used on farm animals, sheep and goats in particular. Special ...
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Is it ok to feed my goat kitchen scraps?

We recently inherited an angora goat from a cousin, as she had to move and we have a largish yard (1 acre). We've been feeding her kitchen scraps, potato peelings, fruit and vegetable leftovers and ...
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How can I keep vermin out of outdoor pen or enclosure?

I've got 5 chickens who all live in a pen that is being attacked by rats. The rats keep burrowing under the walls of the pen and it would be impractical for me to brick it up to keep them out. What's ...