Need to Relax Muscles

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Need to Relax Muscles

Post by Rjb6455 » Mon Jul 23, 2018 12:55 pm

I have a gilt that is very heavily muscled. So much to the point that it is uncomfortable for her to walk, and she uses the hunch back position. She is on a low protein diet. I have been applying Bio Freeze before her walks, and it seems to be a great improvement. The active ingredient is Menthol, is this ok? I would still like to help her more and get her to stride out. Any other suggestions??

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Re: Need to Relax Muscles

Post by mjw1980 » Tue Jul 24, 2018 7:03 am

Add some fat to the diet to help. Also if you can, put the pig on a joint supplement. TruTrac works great. A stiff pig now will probably develop some sort of structure issue as a result of the strained walking. There are other supplements such as Lubrisyn you get from the Feed store. It is the Top end of the market in price though.

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Re: Need to Relax Muscles

Post by Rjb6455 » Tue Jul 24, 2018 7:54 pm

She is on Stay Sound, but that is irrelevant. It is not a joint issue

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Re: Need to Relax Muscles

Post by Kathy » Fri Jul 27, 2018 9:46 am

Also just trying slowing her down by feeding her less. Let her catch up with her muscle hopefully.
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Re: Need to Relax Muscles

Post by ffafamily » Sat Jul 28, 2018 4:07 pm

Lubrisyn works great for this

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