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The Lint Mill

  • Joined Jul 2012
  • South Lanarkshire
    • The Lint Mill
Pig lame in back leg
« on: November 17, 2013, 07:30:43 pm »
We have 4 OSB approx 18 weeks old.  On Friday one of them has gone lame on her back right leg,  she won't put any weight on it.  I have had a close look, felt the leg etc but nothing obvious.  She stays in the arc most of the time but does come out for feed/water and all else so no loss of appetite.  I am calling the vet tomorrow but if anyone has any suggestions on what it might be that would be great,  I am thinking muscle strain maybe.  The pigs are in a large area that (at the moment) is not too muddy.
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Berkshire Boy

  • Joined May 2011
  • Presteigne, Powys
Re: Pig lame in back leg
« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2013, 10:44:48 pm »
I would guess a strain. It's not uncommon I have a sow in at the moment with the same thing. She had a few days of painkillers and she's nearly back to normal.
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The Lint Mill

  • Joined Jul 2012
  • South Lanarkshire
    • The Lint Mill
Re: Pig lame in back leg
« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2013, 06:59:46 am »
Thanks Berkshire
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