Barrow weak on back legs HELP

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WalkerFarms
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Barrow weak on back legs HELP

Post by WalkerFarms » Thu Jul 18, 2019 5:36 pm

We have a 225lb Duroc barrow that can barely stand on his back legs when he walks he almost drags them. He was fine yesterday our fair starts Saturday

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Re: Barrow weak on back legs HELP

Post by mjw1980 » Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:00 am

Sounds like nerve damage. If it is muscle then I would suggest rubbing some kind of cream on there to loosen up the muscle. Being so close to the fair I am not sure of withdrawal times so you need to be careful if you give any kind of oral medication. I would keep him penned up until time to go to the fair. If he is not better by that time I would say stay home. You do not need to put a lame pig in a show. It is better to not show and be ethical than to try and show and make the pig walk when it cant and shouldn't.

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