TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) - Pigs in general are not the smartest animals on a farm; planners of Vigo County's 4-H Fair on the other hand are wising up about the risks once again of the swine flu!
Visitors to the Swine Barn at the fairgrounds are warned of the risks and urged to take necessary precautions.
"We have hand washing facilities all around the fairgrounds. We have the sanitizers. We have signs up letting them know that they should not be bringing these children in with food, just as a precaution," said Verna White who's the swine superintendent for Vigo County.
98 percent of the hogs in this barn got a swine flu vaccine beforehand. Also, every pig got a pre-screening health check just this past weekend even before opening day.
"All the animals were checked-in by a student veterinarian. Temperatures were checked and no animal was admitted into the barn that might have potentially had been sick prior to the Fair," said Sarah Gaughn, the 4-H youth educator.
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