Gilt quit eating

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gobigorgohome
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Gilt quit eating

Post by gobigorgohome » Mon Dec 31, 2018 9:37 am

My daughter has a 235 lb gilt that has been eating 5 1/2 lbs of Purina 809bper day. Saturday nite she licked her trough clean. Sunday morning she came to feed, but ate very little. Sunday evening she didn't even get up to eat. I forced her to get up and she went for water and peed but then laid back down. This morning - No interest in feed. I gave her 10cc yesterday morning and evening of the pink stuff to coat her stomach. Last nite I gave her a dose of Appetite Express. She's not coughing but doesn't seem as energetic as usual. All she wants to do is paw in her shavings and lay down. She has a normal temp. Any other suggestions? Her vulva appears to be swollen - could she just be in heat?

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Re: Gilt quit eating

Post by mjw1980 » Wed Jan 02, 2019 8:04 am

I would say that it is heat. we had one that would change her complete mood when she was in heat. She would walk, she just wanted to stand around and do nothing. It took a few days for it to pass. Her second heat she was a lot better.

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Re: Gilt quit eating

Post by Shodad » Thu Jan 03, 2019 10:53 am

We have a gilt doing the same thing EXACTLY! I thought you were writing the post for me. I was trying the same treatment as y’all as well , it just didn’t seem like a sickness. I did notice while brushing her that it seemed to just hurt. She would moan every brush stroke. After much reading and visiting, I found out two things. First it seems to be going around. Second I finally talked with someone that had made it to a vet and was told it was myoplasma pneumonia. I went home and administered Linco and dex. After 4 days of not eating she is up eating. In hindsight I should have gotten to the vet even though it was weekend and holiday.

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Re: Gilt quit eating

Post by Pac » Thu Jan 03, 2019 2:43 pm

In my experience, even in heat, she should still eat, just not at the same rate.

Having to physically get a pig up is a sign of something wrong. Fever doesn't always manifest itself first. Pneumonia doesn't always start with a cough.

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Re: Gilt quit eating

Post by gobigorgohome » Fri Jan 04, 2019 11:34 pm

She was in heat. After a day completely off feed, she slowly began eating again. She also had discharge from her vulva and began riding our other gilt, who also came into heat :(

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