My pig has got diarrhea and has stoped eating

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My pig has got diarrhea and has stoped eating

Postby sue-pig » Tue May 19, 2009 8:25 pm

What do I need to do? Thanks
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Postby BigCountry » Tue May 19, 2009 8:56 pm

first ( pigs are like kids, you can use the same medicine) depends on several things feed, worms, changing feeds ,etc. take your pig off feed, give medicine for the diarrhea,( try to find spectum -not for sure of spelling it's red color) give it some yogert and oat meal for awhile with plenty of fresh water.Also try and let your pig have some black dirt, try this for three days if not any better call your vet.
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Postby sue-pig » Tue May 19, 2009 9:04 pm

I had her in the trailer and she was fine. I just took her out and put her on the ground. I bet she's not eat 2 pounds of feed in 3 days and this evening she has got diarrhea bad.
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Postby BigCountry » Tue May 19, 2009 9:07 pm

how old is the pig, and what are you feeding? why was the pig in a trailer?
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Postby sue-pig » Tue May 19, 2009 9:11 pm

We just got her 2 weeks ago. She is 8 weeks old. I left her in the trailer because I was scared she would get out of the pen. I am feeding acco pig starter thats what she was eating when we got her.
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Postby BigCountry » Tue May 19, 2009 9:17 pm

could just be alittle stressed out, new place, but I would get the pig off the feed for now give it some medicine, let it get some dirt and just feed it alittle oatmeal when you feed then when it clears up slowly add the feed back. need futher help email camocountry1 at yahoo dot com
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Postby sue-pig » Tue May 19, 2009 9:28 pm

Thanks for your help. What med's. do I need to give her?
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Postby gcsp » Tue May 19, 2009 9:37 pm

We give ours buttermilk in a bowl, if she is not eating you can give here some with a syringe. The buttermilk will replace the natural bacterias in the digestive system. If it persists I would use scour halt which is for pigs and available at TSC or many feed stores. Two squirts in the mouth morning and night until she dries up. Red in color, pigs like the taste. We have also used malox and pepto. Hope this helps.
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Postby odjeffe » Wed May 20, 2009 12:20 pm

I would recommend buttermilk, too.
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Postby LlanoJoe » Wed May 20, 2009 9:59 pm

Pepto Bismol works great too.
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Postby sue-pig » Thu May 21, 2009 2:57 pm

I bought some scour halt yesterday. Gave her some yersterday evening. Got a tube of probotics this morning and gave her a little. She looks like she's cleaning up a little. She has started eating a little. I gave her oat meal and buttermilk last night but would'nt eat. When I got home this evening she had eaten the oat meal. So I feed her a little bit of grain. I think she'll come around and be ok.
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Postby Reed Livestock » Thu May 21, 2009 7:42 pm

We use a mixture of pepto, metronindazol tablets, and smz tablets crushed into powder mixed into the pepto and administer 5cc 4-5x daily. I would also recomend some probios as well.
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