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by gobigorgohome
Tue Jan 02, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: HEALTH
Topic: Zactran for ear infection
Replies: 2
Views: 852

Re: Zactran for ear infection

Thanks Hogdoc. We did add some dex and she is feeling much better. Giving dex for 5 days.
by gobigorgohome
Fri Dec 29, 2017 6:55 pm
Forum: HEALTH
Topic: Zactran for ear infection
Replies: 2
Views: 852

Zactran for ear infection

My vet treated our show pig with zactran when I told him she was tilting her head and had a snotty nose. Her snotty nose cleared up but she is still tilting her head on Day 2. Is zactran effective for the ear? Do I need to try something else? Is 2 days too early to expect improvement?
by gobigorgohome
Fri Dec 29, 2017 12:25 pm
Forum: NUTRITION
Topic: When is too late to switch feed?
Replies: 4
Views: 1391

Re: When is too late to switch feed?

Thanks. I have fed Sure champ in the past but didn't this year for some unknown reason. Won't make that mistake again!! Wonder if it's too late to start the sure champ and get results??
by gobigorgohome
Fri Dec 29, 2017 11:22 am
Forum: NUTRITION
Topic: When is too late to switch feed?
Replies: 4
Views: 1391

When is too late to switch feed?

My daughter has 2 gilts for our local market show in 21 days. Right now they weigh 210 with minimum weight of 220 and max 270. They could both easily go to the high side with their frame size. Our problem is we can't get them to eat more than 5 lbs feed per day. We are feeding Sunglo 16% finisher. H...
by gobigorgohome
Wed Dec 20, 2017 10:03 am
Forum: NUTRITION
Topic: Supplement to give full look
Replies: 6
Views: 3873

Re: Supplement to give full look

I've never had much luck getting pigs to drink Keep N On. Plus the red color doesn't work so well for white pigs!! I even tried pouring it over bread to get them to eat it.
by gobigorgohome
Mon Dec 18, 2017 1:18 pm
Forum: BEFORE THE SHOW RING
Topic: show whips
Replies: 15
Views: 12574

Re: show whips

Anyone try the Heads Up Whip? Trying to decide if it's worth the money.
by gobigorgohome
Mon Dec 18, 2017 1:16 pm
Forum: AROUND THE INDUSTRY
Topic: Videos added! Gilt walking bow legged, toeing in on rear
Replies: 9
Views: 3267

Re: Videos added! Gilt walking bow legged, toeing in on rear

If it was me I would have her on something like a 12% sow feed. As basic of a feed as you can find. I agree that any judge worth anything will see it immediately. I have had some luck basically stopping muscle growth and letting their skeleton continue to grow. It won't make it go away totally but ...
by gobigorgohome
Sat Dec 16, 2017 10:12 am
Forum: AROUND THE INDUSTRY
Topic: Videos added! Gilt walking bow legged, toeing in on rear
Replies: 9
Views: 3267

Re: Videos added! Gilt walking bow legged, toeing in on rear

She will be shown in a market show at our small local show - about 45 hogs. Was planning on using paylean at the end - Wonder if that will make it worse? I think she strides out well now, not choppy or tight.
by gobigorgohome
Wed Dec 13, 2017 9:42 am
Forum: HEALTH
Topic: Umbilical hernia?
Replies: 13
Views: 2849

Re: Umbilical hernia?

I think wrapping or duct taping only works with newborns. At 4 months, it's not gonna correct itself. We have a local vet that does things free or super cheap for FFA projects. Call around to vets in your area and see if one may do the same.
by gobigorgohome
Wed Dec 13, 2017 9:37 am
Forum: HEALTH
Topic: NEED HELP! Mycoplasma Arthritis...BEST TREATMENT PLAN??
Replies: 3
Views: 1533

Re: NEED HELP! Mycoplasma Arthritis...BEST TREATMENT PLAN??

Contact your vet and find out what he/she recommends - then relay that to the ag teacher and start treatment on your own. Explain to the ag teacher that with only a month to go you want to make sure to treat it heavy one time and be done so your daughter can show.
by gobigorgohome
Tue Dec 12, 2017 12:29 pm
Forum: AROUND THE INDUSTRY
Topic: Videos added! Gilt walking bow legged, toeing in on rear
Replies: 9
Views: 3267

Re: Video added! Gilt walking bow legged, toeing in on rear

Here is the video. Please let me know if anyone has issues. https://1drv.ms/v/s!ArqZ-Fb9YQ8bhXOI1JatY3EtHtRW I had trouble watching the video in the one drive app. You can choose to download the video and view it that way if your device has trouble playing it. Thanks mjw1980 for posting for me!!
by gobigorgohome
Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:31 pm
Forum: AROUND THE INDUSTRY
Topic: Need help posting a video
Replies: 2
Views: 892

Need help posting a video

Can someone explain how to post a video off my iPhone to this site or can I send it to someone for them to post for me??
Thanks!!
by gobigorgohome
Mon Dec 11, 2017 12:57 pm
Forum: AROUND THE INDUSTRY
Topic: what does reach and go mean?
Replies: 2
Views: 1401

Re: what does reach and go mean?

I would guess that he is short strided, choppy walking? Needs to loosen up.
by gobigorgohome
Mon Dec 11, 2017 12:51 pm
Forum: AROUND THE INDUSTRY
Topic: Videos added! Gilt walking bow legged, toeing in on rear
Replies: 9
Views: 3267

Videos added! Gilt walking bow legged, toeing in on rear

My daughter has a really nice gilt weighing 185lbs. that recently started walking, what I'd describe as bow legged. She is heavy boned, huge hipped. From the rear her feet land inward when she walks. I don't think she is short strided on the move, but looks "funky" for lack of a better word when vie...
by gobigorgohome
Wed Nov 29, 2017 2:43 pm
Forum: NUTRITION
Topic: Natural Ways To Calm Show Pig
Replies: 4
Views: 5081

Re: Natural Ways To Calm Show Pig

Whatever you use, try it before the show. One year the breeder we bought pigs from gave us something to help our hog not tire out in the ring. From the time my son entered the ring to the time he left, his hog ran around the ring like a lunatic, rolled around in the shavings and squealed the entire ...