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Adopting getting a pig from a foster rescue question

jacqueline

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i'm hoping to adopt a gp from a rescue in the next few weeks. here's my question: i know quarantine is important - i hear 2-3 weeks is the proper length of time to keep the new pig separated from your own. this is to make sure the new pig has no diseases, etc, right? well, if i'm bringing a gp home from a foster, who's had him with her healthy pigs for some time - isn't it a safe bet the gp isn't sick? do i still need the 2-3 week quarantine before introductions? thanks in advance ❤️
 
We adopted our second pig from a rescue. I asked in a post if I needed to quarantine her. The answers I got were that if she was coming from a respected rescue, then quarantine wasn't needed. We did not quarantine her and luckily everything was fine. I will say that she did end up having bumblefoot. She is being treated now. I am thankful that it wasn't anything contagious. So, I have mixed feelings concerning when to quarantine. Good luck! Congrats on your new addition! :)
 
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