Hogdoc Seizures like movement after walking around.

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Hogdoc Seizures like movement after walking around.

Post by Swflpigmom » Tue Dec 18, 2018 3:42 pm

About a month ago while letting our 2 gilts out in the yard one stared screaming and backing up and almost like having a seizure. It was so bad and so sad. We were able to get her back in her pen and all she wanted to do was back up. After about 15 mins of not knowing what was going on we gave her Dex and started to hose her off because she was still panting. After about an hour she had a few sting marks on her back like she got into a nest. (Or so we thought) And the next day she was fine. She stated that way for about a week. Now she just siting like a dog or is pushing backwards on her boards and walks very stiff legged and after walking or maybe a 1 or 2 its almost like she locks ups. All of her muscles start shacking and she will start screaming and panting until she can lay down. She is still eating and gaining slowly.

The other hog has since passed away from pneumonia. Which she also had before all of this started. The vet can only come up with that is her conformation. The broader say it could be from a pinched nerve. Both think before long we will have to put her down. Neither of them have ever seen anything like it before. This has been a very hard year and we would do just about thing to make it to the show ring. She is getting 5ml of dex in the morning. We are open to any help.

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Re: Hogdoc Seizures like movement after walking around.

Post by HogDoc » Fri Dec 21, 2018 10:53 am

Sorry to hear you are having such a tough go of it.

Obviously I'm not seeing the pig and I'd defer to the folks that are, One thing that you can try with a pig like this is dosing them with BoSe and people add 1/4-1/2 teaspoon of bicarb to the feed per feeding.
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