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  • Joined Sep 2014
Hopping lame sow
« on: May 11, 2019, 09:41:18 am »
My two sow’s live in about an acre and a half of wood land plenty of space and mixed surface.
Two and a half weeks a go I noticed one sow is lame had a look nothing noticeable.
Gave it a spray with some foot spray waited a few days. No improvement called the vet treatment given some Metaca and antibiotics waited a week no improvement.
Called vet out again another £120. Examination of food showed nothing. Vet did not want to sedate her because of associated risk.
Two types of antibiotics given this time and metacalm again.
She is clearly not happy and I am at my wits end as can’t see her in pain.
She is 2 years old. Not sure what to do.
If it was a ligament injury it should have shown signs of improvement.
Not sure what to try next. 


  • Joined Nov 2017
  • Morayshire
Re: Hopping lame sow
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2019, 09:45:54 pm »
It could be a joint injury so i would recommend Lincoject and Loxicom. If there is a chance of infection then i would also advise Pen & Strep
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The wood pixie

  • Joined May 2019
Re: Hopping lame sow
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2019, 09:42:48 am »
We had a similar problem which did not respond to antibiotics. Our pig seemed to improve then go down again. We gave added vits and minerals as her skin was very dry with no mites.
Eventually decided it was possibly Mycoplasma arthritis. Got treatment but it wasn't diagnosed early enough and we had to dispatch.
It's seemingly common but not all pigs show symptoms.
Might be something to consider


  • Joined Feb 2012
Re: Hopping lame sow
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2019, 10:11:23 am »
Did this resolve itself?


  • Joined Sep 2014
Re: Hopping lame sow
« Reply #4 on: May 25, 2019, 11:25:33 pm »
Did this resolve itself?
Sorry for the slow update yes it did resolve its self. Forked our a fortune in vets fees this month feeling very poor.


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