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Scrawney Pig- HELP
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Dieselrider    Posted 08-12-2004 at 06:04:50       [Reply]  [No Email]
Have any of you ever had a pig thatdoesn't seem to eat,much and not put on weight? I have six pigs here and 5 are doing great. They eats like, well, pigs, and are gaining weight real nice but, one just seems very gaunt and skinny. It doesn't eat much but it does eat some. Any suggestions to try? I hate to lose it but, I also don't want to keep it in with the others if it's sick.


Ron/PA    Posted 08-12-2004 at 06:12:30       [Reply]  [No Email]
Morning neighbor,
I'll only give you the narrow version of my vast experience..
I lost 1 and nearly lost two before I had our vet smack me with her dummy club. hehehe
Check it's teeth. Each of these 3 had a bad tooth and it just hurt too much to eat. In all 3 cases there was one black tooth. Once pulled they caught right up with the others.
Naturally not a cure all, but when the vet shows up for a problem now, at least she doesn't come out with her dummy stick in her hand.
Ron


Cindi    Posted 08-12-2004 at 06:45:20       [Reply]  [No Email]
I doubt if its anything contagious or you probably would know by now. The teeth is a good suggestion, also sometimes they have digestive problems whereby they eat and then puke. We lost a sow just recently from that, don't know what it is, maybe swine pneumonia but it was ugly. If you haven't seen any evidence of that, then maybe isolate this one and give it free feed. It may be at the bottom of the pecking order, and has come into the habit of sneak eating. The sneak a bite and then move away to keep from getting run off with a sharp bite from one of the others.


Burrhead    Posted 08-12-2004 at 17:07:32       [Reply]  [No Email]
Folks use to just call them the runt of the litter.

Nowadays some yuppie somewhere has probly come up with a scientific name for it but runt always covered it pretty good.


Bob/Ont    Posted 08-12-2004 at 18:17:12       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hey Cousin Burr, it's high time them Donkey party folks kicked some political correctness inta yu Down there yu no. "RUNT" I must say!!!
Later Bob


Burrhead    Posted 08-12-2004 at 18:26:39       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hello Bob how's it coming along?

I been wobbling thru life down here just doing my best to dodge the donkey.

Is it snowing at your place? Some these folks are hollering about it being cold but it's dang nigh 100 everday here in Hooterville.



Bob/Ont    Posted 08-12-2004 at 18:45:34       [Reply]  [No Email]
Down to a hundered Eh, Better get out the thermal longjohns and put on the storm windows. Winter's comin in early this year. It's been warm but lots of rain here. Never realized how bad the humidity was untill we came home from the west last month. It was hot out there but dry. Can't hide from the humidity in the shade here.
Later Bob


Burrhead    Posted 08-12-2004 at 19:12:10       [Reply]  [No Email]
better watch that humidity if yer round the beer joints down here. It makes them wimmin's cosmetics ball up so they look like they got warbles.


Bob/Ont    Posted 08-12-2004 at 20:23:30       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hey Burr that brings to mind a good story. Not about wild texass wimmin or beer joints but about our last warbel fly inspector in Markham Twp. Ol Herm was driving down the 5th and turned west on Steels, driving slow and looking in at every place to try and spot any cattle. A Metro Toronto cop on Steels saw him and pulled him up, asked what he was up to. He explained he was the Warbel Fly inspector and looking for cattle. Herm said "I don't think that city boy believed me"
Later Bob


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