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by Showgirl123
Wed Jan 15, 2020 12:10 pm
Forum: REPRODUCTION
Topic: Newborn piglet issue with back legs
Replies: 1
Views: 1217

Newborn piglet issue with back legs

I had a sow deliver 10 pigs two days ago. All were up and around, normal acting piglets at birth. Today, one of them is having issues working his back legs.....it's like he can't get his rear wheels up and under himself, wants to drag them behind him. If I set him up on all fours correctly, he will ...
by Showgirl123
Wed Mar 21, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Purina® Hot Spot
Topic: KGB -- problem with barrow on HSC feed
Replies: 2
Views: 1223

Re: KGB -- problem with barrow on HSC feed

Thank you for your response KGB. This barrow will relocate to his new home in 10-14 days so I will make those suggestions to his new owner if the problem is still there when he leaves. In the meantime, I guess I will just keep everything where it is for the time being as I don't have a spot right no...
by Showgirl123
Tue Mar 20, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: Purina® Hot Spot
Topic: KGB -- problem with barrow on HSC feed
Replies: 2
Views: 1223

KGB -- problem with barrow on HSC feed

I have a barrow, almost 8 weeks old and 45-50 pounds. He's in a pen with 8 other littermates. They were weaned at 30 days of age, and were initially on the HSC 309 starter feed. All did great. I typically add Showrite 19 to the HSC 309, once they are off the sow 7-10 days, and feed this 50/50 mix sl...
by Showgirl123
Mon Feb 26, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: REPRODUCTION
Topic: broken back/ hump backs
Replies: 5
Views: 2963

Re: broken back/ hump backs

Interested to knows thoughts on this issue as well. I've got a litter of 12 with 4 showing varying different levels of "hump back". Pigs are mid-January born, have been off the sow for almost two weeks, and are on high quality starter feed. Sow did not have any like this in her first litter....diffe...
by Showgirl123
Thu Feb 15, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: REPRODUCTION
Topic: Questions on boar with one testicle
Replies: 1
Views: 2469

Questions on boar with one testicle

I have a young boar pig in the barn, three weeks old today. When we were castrating others two days ago, this particular pig only had one descended testicle. While I certainly understand it is not desirable to keep a boar in tact for breeding purposes with these issues, I am weighing my options at t...