Baby pigs dying **Help**

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RockingFShowPigs
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Baby pigs dying **Help**

Post by RockingFShowPigs » Fri Oct 09, 2020 9:11 am

A had a litter of 10 born(9 alive) 2 nights ago. Since then 3 have died and 1 looks not far from it. They are not getting layers on. They seem fine, then a few hours later they look poor, a few more hours and they're dead. Sow's litter did something similar last litter. I've given iron and hit the rest with pen this morning.

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Re: Baby pigs dying **Help**

Post by buckibri » Sat Oct 10, 2020 2:41 pm

Sounds like dehydration from either scours which you should see or starvation as the sow does not seem to be milking.

If that is the case she should be culled.

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Re: Baby pigs dying **Help**

Post by RockingFShowPigs » Sat Oct 10, 2020 7:30 pm

It is neither of those. Sow is milking like a Holstein and they do not have the scours.

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Re: Baby pigs dying **Help**

Post by HogDoc » Mon Oct 12, 2020 11:45 am

You should have a post mortem exam done on the pigs you lost. Any advice you might get online is going to just be a guess that's biased by the description without any real context. For example, the guess that buckibri gave is very reasonable given the way you describe the situation.
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Re: Baby pigs dying **Help**

Post by Pac » Fri Oct 16, 2020 10:48 am

Hog Doc is correct.

I'd also check your umbilical cords and make sure they are long enough to not bleed out.

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