Pig drinking but not eating much

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DeniseDulson
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Pig drinking but not eating much

Post by DeniseDulson » Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:29 pm

Hi there - I have a 10 year old gilt and she's been a picture of health in the 9 years we've had her. However over the past few days she has gone off her food but is drinking a lot of water. She will also take a bit of very soft fruit (grapes), but will not eat her pignuts or carrots.

She and her sister both normally have a couple of "quiet days" each month where they go off their food a little, but then OK. However she is now in her 3rd day and still not eating properly. She is spending most of the day lying down but does move between the pig ark, the wallow and the field. She is normally quite an active pig.

I did notice she is arching her back a little and am thinking she might be a little constipated?

I am going to speak to the vet in the morning but wondered if anyone else had experienced anything similar or have any suggestions??

Many thanks.

DeniseDulson
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Re: Pig drinking but not eating much

Post by DeniseDulson » Sun Apr 14, 2019 4:05 pm

Happy to say Lottie is fully recovered after a few jabs from the vet and is happily eating again :-)

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