C section piglets won't suckle.

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LazyRYhogs
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C section piglets won't suckle.

Post by LazyRYhogs » Sun Dec 29, 2019 7:10 pm

Hog doc, i need help immediately ! We delivered 9 piglets to a sow that prolapsed by c-section . I can't get any of them to suckle looking for any help time sensitive. They seem my little drunk but that seems to be getting better as time g on es by. They are 10 hour old. Still vigorous. I have been able to squirt some milk from the mother into their mouths.

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Re: C section piglets won't suckle.

Post by buckibri » Tue Dec 31, 2019 3:01 pm

I would think the sow was heavily sedated during the surgery. Her blood is the pigs blood. Her drugs are in the pigs.

Just keep them warm and they will wake up eventually. Keep in mind the dose used makes the impact. It’s a fine line on sedation levels. Hav ego trust your vet.

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Re: C section piglets won't suckle.

Post by LazyRYhogs » Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:40 pm

It took about 24 hours of milking sow and feeding 10cc at a time every hour. They all made it and are looking great. Cant tell they had a slow start.

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