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close this bookEthnoveterinary Medicine in Asia : Swine (IIRR, 1994, 72 p.)
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View the documentLack of appetite
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- Arched back.
- Salivation.
- Animals staggers or sways.
- Fever.
- Weakness.
- Bleeding from the mouth.


- Eating poisonous plants.
- Eating grass from pastures treated with insecticides.
- Being fed with fresh, raw cassava roots or cassava peels.
- Eating old and moldy feed.
- Bites from snakes, scorpions or centipedes.


- After applying insecticides to an area, do not release animals in the area to eat.
- Keep feed dry and free from mold.
- Avoid feeding raw cassava peels and roots.


- If an animal shows symptoms of poisoning after eating cassava peels, drench it with coconut oil (about 1 glass for an adult pig). This facilitates the expulsion of the peels and decreases the absorption of poisonous materials. (Philippines. 1, 2, 3)

- If you do not know the cause of the poisoning, mix 56 fresh, raw eggs with 1 cup of sugar and drench the animal. The dosage is for a 70-kg pig.