Group Title: Bulletin - University of Florida. Florida Cooperative Extension Service ; 4
Title: Dipping vats for hogs
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Title: Dipping vats for hogs
Series Title: Bulletin
Physical Description: 1 sheet (folded) : ill. ; 26 x 40 cm.
Language: English
Creator: Spencer, A. P ( Arthur Perceval )
Publisher: University of Florida, Agricultural Extension Division
Place of Publication: Gainesville Fla
Publication Date: 1916
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Subject: Swine -- Parasites -- Control -- Florida   ( lcsh )
Dipping fluids -- Florida   ( lcsh )
Hog lice -- Florida   ( lcsh )
Genre: government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
non-fiction   ( marcgt )
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Statement of Responsibility: by A.P. Spencer.
General Note: "May, 1916."
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Bibliographic ID: UF90000449
Volume ID: VID00001
Source Institution: University of Florida
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Resource Identifier: aleph - 002569276
oclc - 44577224
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Bulletin 4 May, 1916




University of Florida

Co-Operative Agricultural Extension Work

P. H. Rolfs, Director

Gainesville, Florida






Dipping Vats for Hogs

By A. P. SPENCER,
District Agent, Co-Operative Demonstration Work.


Important Facts

1. Lice and fleas make hogs unthrifty because they suck the blood and lower
the vitality.
2. Lice and fleas remain on hogs constantly and cause severe irritation and
sores.
3. Hogs will make slow growth even with good feeding if they are infested with
parasites.
4. Lice and fleas lay their eggs in dust and litter; consequently the sleeping
quarters should be cleaned and disinfected regularly.
5. Eggs of these parasites hatch in about ten days in warm weather, but may
require three months or longer to hatch when the weather is dry and cold.
6. Dipping kills the parasites but does not destroy the eggs. It is necessary to
dip the hogs regularly to rid them of parasites.
7. Frequent dipping keeps the animals free from mange and allows sores to heal.
8. Hogs contract intestinal and lung worms from infected pastures and water.
Frequent change of pastures does much to keep tflem in check.
9. The hog vat can be used for dipping calves, goats, and sheep, to rid them of
parasites.






UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA

COwOPERATIVE AGRICULTURAL EXTENSION WORK


FOR COUNTY DEMONSTRATION AGENTS
HANG IN OFFICE FOR REFERENCE


P, H. ROLFS, Director,


Gainesville, Florida,


CONCRETE DIPPING VAT FOR HOGS AND CALVES.


Top Length
Bottom Length
Top Width.....
Bottom Width__
Depth... ---...
Walls 4 inches


Inside Dimensions:
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thick,


To build this vat will
Portland Cement --........---------
Sand ...........-- -------------------...--------
Gravel or broken rock ................------


12 feet
4 feet
20 inches
12 inches
4 feet


Capacity 200 gallons,


require:
.7 to 12 sacks
2 to 3 cubic yards
2 to 5 cubic yards


(A cubic yard is about a two-horse load)


THE CHUTE between the Pen and Vat should be 10 feet long
and 15 inches wide.
THE DRIPPING PEN will catch the drippings, and may be
six feet by six feet, and will require a concrete floor, .13
FOR CALVES AND SHEEP the Vat should be Nfeet long
and 4 feet 6 inches deep,
(Compiled from Bulletin 185 of the Alabama Experiment Station)


DIPPING SOLUTIONS
FOR HOG LICE and FLEAS,
KEROSENE EMULSION
Dissolve one pound common soap in one gallon warm water.
Add one gallon kerosene oil, mixing thoroughly. Then add three
gallons hot water. Pour into Vat,
To fill the Vat will require about 36 pounds of soap and 36
gallons of kerosene,
CRUDE OIL and CRUDE OIL EMULSION are equally
effective,
Coal Tar Dips and Disinfectants give good results when used
at the full strength recommended, and are also good for sores and
mange,
The eggs (nits) are not destroyed by dips or oils, They
hatch in 10 to 14 days, The young lice must be killed as soon as
hatched or they soon reinfest the hogs.
Hogs should be dipped three or four times, ten days apart, to
rid them of lice, and then once a month afterward to keep them
clean.
A, P. SPENCER, District Agent,
CoOperative Demonstration Work,


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BULLETIN 4


MAY, 1916




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