I received this email:
"just wondering i have a gilt that just had her first litter. the first 5 were alive but the next 5 were all dead. this is the second gilt that has had this problem. do you know what might be the reason the second have are dying. Stacey"
I have been fortunate when my gilts farrowed as I have had live piglets.
I wondered if maybe the gilts had an illness but as I am not a vet or had more than 2 years experience with pigs it is hard to know what it could be. I have read thaT brucellosis and leptospirosis can have the symptoms of still born piglets. Just wondered if anyone had come across this and could help Stacey.
sara @ farmingfriends