Cracked Dew Claw

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dahmscor
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Cracked Dew Claw

Post by dahmscor » Wed Jun 27, 2018 11:09 am

This is our first year in showing pigs and we have a barrow that has a limp on his front right leg. He is sound in every other way with no issues. Laid him down yesterday and noticed he has a split in his dew claw that is sore which I assume is causing the pain.

Is there any products available that aid in hoof growth or injuries. Not sure how it split if the the bedding is too wet or too dry. We bed him daily with sawdust to keep the pen dry. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.

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Re: Cracked Dew Claw

Post by BerkBabe » Wed Jun 27, 2018 8:49 pm

Is his hoof/leg swollen? You might need an antibiotic to treat an infection. Banamine would help with inflammation as well.

With a recent foot infection I've had, my pig had a swollen and cracked hoof, and she was limping. I soaked the foot in Epsom Salts each day. She had an infection so we also administered a couple rounds of Excede before she finally got over it. Pen rest and keeping the foot dry is also important.

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