Duroc possible stress carrier???

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Duroc possible stress carrier???

Post by albeck » Wed Jan 17, 2018 2:03 pm

My daughter has a Duroc gilt. Looks great. Lots of muscle and bone. Has been in the pen x 2 weeks because my daughter has been ill. Took her out to walk and was fine. Running around with no signs of obvious distress. Started to notice her back legs get choppy and tight. Turned to take her back to pen and she started screaming, tail twitching, and shaking. She dropped to the ground, her eyes seemed to be bulging, and her hams were extremely tight and her back legs were almost completely straight like tree trunks. We left her alone and let her calm down. She attempted to get up but seemed to be in extreme pain when she attempted to stand on her back legs. We ended up loading her in a cart and taking her back to the barn. She will get better and start walking around pen, eating, and acting normal then all of a sudden do the exact same thing as the episode described above. I am at a loss. Have never seen/experienced this before. Am planning on having her tested to see if she is stress + or a carrier but does anyone have any suggestions as to help her situation with medications? I would love to try to get her over these spells in hopes she might be able to show. THANKS!!!

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Re: Duroc possible stress carrier???

Post by HogDoc » Fri Jan 19, 2018 9:20 am

A registered Duroc should not be a stress gene carrier but I know there are some carrier non papered Durocs for southwest barrow shows.
This sounds more like one that is tying up from lactic acid buildup. There are some things you can do to help them. Our TrueGlo product helps a lot of these pigs and in severe cases we recommend adding lactanase.
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Re: Duroc possible stress carrier???

Post by albeck » Fri Jan 19, 2018 11:13 am

Thanks so much for the information on TruGlo. Is there anything special about the Lactanase? What I found on the internet was a horse supplement. Just wanted to verify this is the correct supplement. Thanks again!

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Post by HogDoc » Fri Jan 19, 2018 11:27 am

It is a horse supplement. Sullivan sells it and it helps prevent lactic acid buildup in the muscles. If you decide to give it a try ping me and I'll give you the way we use it.
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Re: Duroc possible stress carrier???

Post by SwineMomma » Sat Mar 30, 2019 3:02 pm

Is there a withdrawal period for the lactanase? The package says not for use in animals intended for human consumption.

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