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buster



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PostSubject: stiff walking   3rd December 2009, 4:36 pm

I have a pig that walks good for the first 5 minutes and then gets stiff on the hind end and starts walking funny. What could i possibly do to correct the problem.
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PostSubject: stiff walking   3rd December 2009, 5:14 pm

How old is your hog? Sometimes it could be because of the high protein content in your feed or possibly concrete. Sometimes the pig structurally can't handle their structure. Is the pig heavy muscled?
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buster



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PostSubject: Re: stiff walking   3rd December 2009, 7:19 pm

The pig is an August pig and yes the pig heavy muscled. I dont have himon concrete only on sand. I have him on 18 % protein. What could I do to help him walk right.
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PostSubject: walking   3rd December 2009, 11:08 pm

Ok, so if it is a structural problem you may want to allow your animal to exercise more. This might sound like a bad idea because you would think that this would increase the muscle but I'm not talking about pushing the animal to exercise. Just let the animal walk around on its own more than normal so that like an athlete , the animal can have better oxygen flow and thus resulting in the pig being able to walk for a longer period without getting stiff. This is about the only thing you can do if it is a structural issue
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PostSubject: Re: stiff walking   4th December 2009, 12:46 am

buster check her in a daily basis when you turn her out i had a gilt one year she was diagnosed with OCD she would take 15mts to cramp and swing her bk feet . the asprin free paste i told you about in the other topic would work fine for the pain but it was real hard to show that gilt cuase i had to tell my boy how long to drive the hog and when to stop walking her to last the show time in the ring BUT THERE was a bad day that she didnt make it back to the pen till later cause she cramped right outside the show ring ? i'm sorry to hear that about your hog ? check her out for the symptoms i gave you in the first topic ?
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winwal



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PostSubject: Re: stiff walking   4th December 2009, 6:31 am

You need lower the protein and add a little fat.
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PostSubject: Re: stiff walking   5th December 2009, 11:45 am

If your pig has a lot of muscle, you probably can handle lowering the protein
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PostSubject: Re: stiff walking   12th December 2009, 12:55 am

Hey Buster, how's the hog doing ? what's it's actual weight do you know?
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