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by zachqhooker
Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: REPRODUCTION
Topic: History of Cystic sows question
Replies: 1
Views: 2130

Re: History of Cystic sows question

I am curious about the cause of this as well. We had one sow do the same thing. Everything I read about cystic follicles was that they can occur naturally or due to low levels of hormonal intervention. So, too small a dose of matrix is a common one in show gilts. Regardless of cause, what we did hel...
by zachqhooker
Tue Oct 01, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: REPRODUCTION
Topic: best timing for AI-HELP!
Replies: 9
Views: 3118

Re: best timing for AI-HELP!

Also—look up some GnRH threads on here. (Cystorelin, Fertagyl, etc.)
If you are unsure about timing, a shot of that immediately following the second dose will help with timing of ovulation.
by zachqhooker
Tue Oct 01, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: REPRODUCTION
Topic: best timing for AI-HELP!
Replies: 9
Views: 3118

Re: best timing for AI-HELP!

If they are stimulated properly, they will always do those things. If they are not standing rigidly with their ears popping, they are either not in heat or are not getting properly stimulated. I would recommend watching a boar, or watching a video of a boar getting ready to breed a sow. It’s not pre...
by zachqhooker
Sun Jan 27, 2019 12:29 am
Forum: REPRODUCTION
Topic: Retained piglet
Replies: 4
Views: 3171

Re: Retained piglet

Can you post an update? We have a similar deal going on and I’m just trying to save the sow. She was doing real well until one presented folded in half, and my fat hands trying to turn and pull it caused quite a bit of swelling. Trying to see what kind of outcomes people have had and what more we ca...
by zachqhooker
Sun Feb 25, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: REPRODUCTION
Topic: Estromate VS Lutalyse
Replies: 2
Views: 1880

Re: Estromate VS Lutalyse

Not quite sure what you’re asking, but if you are wanting to know the difference, they’re essentially the same thing. Both are synthetic prostaglandins, the only difference is going to be oil based vs water based. In terms of your “silent heat” issue, I’m not buying it. If she’s too young, she may n...