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  • Started 4 years ago by corbettfarms40
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  1. corbettfarms40
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    I took my sow away from her piglets at 8 weeks and she has been acting as if she cannot walk on her front legs. she is laying around. what is wrong with her.

    Posted 4 years ago #
  2. Hi Corbettfarms40,
    Does she have mastitis? Mastitis affects sows and gilts that have farrowed and are feeding piglets or have just weaned their piglets.
    Signs to look out for include:

    Teats that are hot to the touch.
    Teats that are hard and lumpy.
    Sow not eating.
    Heavy breathing.
    Raised temperature.
    Lethargy in sows.
    Not standing up.
    http://farmingfriends.com/mastitis-in-sows/
    Mastitis needs to be treated quickly, so if you suspect that your sow or gilt has mastitis then you may want to call for your vet. Mastitis can be treated with a course of antibiotics.
    Hope she gets better soon.
    Kind regards
    Sara @ farmingfriends

    Posted 4 years ago #

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