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Unformatted text preview: treat the disease. [t is important to pick the right pig to perform a necropsy on. You don't want to pick the pig that is almost dead, or the pig that you have already treated. It is important to pick a pig that is just beginning to show signs and a pig that best represents the heard. Hogs are such a confined group of animals that if one gets sick it is very transferable to other pigs because of such close quarters. It makes sense to perform a necropsy because by sacrificing one animal you could save a one thousand head barn. To get out in front of a disease before it makes a considerable impact on your herd is a very valuable tool....
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- Spring '08