Control Techniques for Feral Hogs


By Gary A. Littauer

Feral hogs (Sus scrofa) can cause significant damage to grain and vegetable crops in localized areas. They frequently learn to kill and eat lambs and kid goats and, to a lesser extent, prey on adult sheep and goats as well. Transmission of diseases such as brucellosis and pseudorabies to livestock and humans is also a concern among livestock producers and to animal and public health authorities (Texas Animal Health Commission 1992).



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