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by 4pigsinapen
Tue Aug 27, 2019 1:30 am
Forum: HEALTH
Topic: Ulcer - Rectal bleed
Replies: 2
Views: 306

Re: Ulcer - Rectal bleed

Did you ever find out what it might’ve been? We have a 187 pound barrow that had recently started vomiting after eating, but only a couple times. He was fine for weeks and then tonight, he vomited four times, right after eating. We thought maybe he had licked something off the barn floor, seeing tha...
by 4pigsinapen
Mon Jun 24, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: BEFORE THE SHOW RING
Topic: Help with slippery concrete
Replies: 3
Views: 473

Re: Help with slippery concrete

Looking at tar paper to put just outside the pens, so they can get their “pig zoomies” out of the way and then make it to the outside. Really poor planning on the barn flooring. 😩
by 4pigsinapen
Mon Jun 24, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: NUTRITION
Topic: Help us with our challenge for end of August fair!
Replies: 1
Views: 285

Help us with our challenge for end of August fair!

My son is in FFA and the school will go and buy a group of pigs for those who don’t have their own breeders. There was a student who backed out and now, an extra barrow remains. My son already has his barrow for a fair in October but really wants to show one in August (naturally told us late). So th...
by 4pigsinapen
Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: BEFORE THE SHOW RING
Topic: Help with slippery concrete
Replies: 3
Views: 473

Re: Help with slippery concrete

No one? I was looking at the non slip paw protectors on Amazon. :D
by 4pigsinapen
Sun Jun 09, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: BEFORE THE SHOW RING
Topic: Help with slippery concrete
Replies: 3
Views: 473

Help with slippery concrete

We are currently housing our barrow in the FFA barn at our school. First year and we have been warned of the concrete and how slippery it can be under the pigs when walking. Unfortunately, they didn’t grade the concrete when it was built and there have been accidents of pigs splaying and injuring th...
by 4pigsinapen
Sun Sep 02, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: BEFORE THE SHOW RING
Topic: Calming a pig before travel
Replies: 1
Views: 1543

Calming a pig before travel

We have a gilt that is nervous about being confined in places. Won’t go in the scale (so we hope she’s at weight by weigh in :shock: ) and I know she’s not going to want to load up into the trailer for fair next week. :cry: Anyone try any of the calming solutions? Ive heard of Pig Calm and Focus but...
by 4pigsinapen
Mon Sep 04, 2017 9:55 pm
Forum: HEALTH
Topic: Head sideways
Replies: 9
Views: 3789

Re: Head sideways

I feel that this was a post made for me! Just overnight both of our Barrows develop a head tilt. This was at two different times though. One of our pigs, we treated with a Baytril, with no success. The other one came up with it to weeks later and I promptly shot him with ivermectin. He's bounce back...
by 4pigsinapen
Thu Aug 24, 2017 5:15 pm
Forum: HEALTH
Topic: Head tilt that comes and goes!?
Replies: 3
Views: 1896

Head tilt that comes and goes!?

I've got a 233 pound barrow show pig that, in the couple months of owning him, has come up with a head tilt with it being his left ear. I was suspecting that it was an ear infection but within a day or two, he would be normal without the tilt. This has happened three times, today being the third. To...
by 4pigsinapen
Fri Aug 11, 2017 5:46 pm
Forum: NUTRITION
Topic: Shelf life of Lean Maximizer
Replies: 0
Views: 854

Shelf life of Lean Maximizer

Wondering how long after the container is open, that a bucket of Showtec Lean maximizer would keep good for? We bought it last fair, which is August 2016 and once we were done with that, kept it sealed in a cool dry environment. Hoping to use it this year because we still have half a bucket.
by 4pigsinapen
Mon Jun 26, 2017 7:35 am
Forum: HEALTH
Topic: Constipation in barrow
Replies: 1
Views: 986

Constipation in barrow

I've ready a lot about farrowing gilts and constipation but I have a 4 month barrow who lives in a communal pen and has constipation. He strains and only a little nugget comes out, if at all sometimes. I started him on pumpkin and gave a mineral oil enima. We have an automatic watering system and I'...
by 4pigsinapen
Sat Jun 24, 2017 12:19 pm
Forum: HEALTH
Topic: Help with Corid and coccidia!
Replies: 0
Views: 742

Help with Corid and coccidia!

After the stool sample, four of our barrows been diagnosed with coccidia. They are on a five-day trench of s Corid but I am having a difficult time getting them to take it. I am using a 30 mL syringe and injecting the mix straight into their mouth, towards the back of the throat. It taste nasty and ...
by 4pigsinapen
Thu Jun 22, 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: HEALTH
Topic: Reoccurring scour
Replies: 2
Views: 1102

Re: Reoccurring scour

Had a stool sample done today. Turns out it Coccidia from (Im assuming) the bird droppings in the feed trough. We have been prescribed Cordid with 4 days of drench and then mixing in the tubes. We are going to load them up with BioSponge to firm up the stool and give relief to the hemorrhoids. Not f...
by 4pigsinapen
Thu Jun 22, 2017 11:22 am
Forum: HEALTH
Topic: Reoccurring scour
Replies: 2
Views: 1102

Reoccurring scour

We have two hamp barrows acquired memorial day weekend. About a week after settling them in, both started with scour. We have them at our 4-h farm that has a watering system for all the pens so every pig drinks from them same source. We had problems like this last year so I really wanted to get a ju...