sara | May 7, 2011
I have just received an email about a sow who is due to farrow soon and her teats are hot and red.
“Hi Sara. My sow, Matilda, is due to have her first litter in the next few days. She is very content but I have noticed her back teets are very red and feel very [...]
sara | January 6, 2010
I was recently told by a neighbouring smallholder that a good tip to help prevent mastitis in a sow when weaning the piglets is when the piglets are weaned (about 8 weeks old) from the sow leave the runt with the sow.
This will help to stop the sow from getting mastitis as the runt will [...]
sara | April 6, 2009
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.
Lethargy in sows.
Not standing up.
Mastitis needs to be treated quickly, so if you suspect that your sow or [...]