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Rotten egg smelling burps baby kunekune

Posted: Fri Jun 06, 2014 9:08 am
by Liloettejane
My kunekune piglet has been having these fowl rotten egg smelling burps frequently-every 15 minutes daily. I feed her purina and fresh gardens greens/limited pasture grass. She is not over fed and she and my Vietnamese potbelly share a clean pig shed and stable. I clean this daily and she does not eat her poop. My other pig does not have these same fowl smelling burps.
They have both been wormed with ivermectin and that had made no difference.
Can someone please give me an explanation, as I know this is not normal.

Re: Rotten egg smelling burps baby kunekune

Posted: Wed Jun 18, 2014 8:14 pm
by wendy scu
aside from the greens is she having any pig food? very important to have proper pig nuts in their diet when they're young

Re: Rotten egg smelling burps baby kunekune

Posted: Fri Jun 20, 2014 9:28 am
by The Rushbury Pig
Hard feed such as a sow breeder nut is important. Alternatively are you feeding too much hard feed? In my experience this can cause acid reflux and smelly frequent burps :oops: Also, check if it is a specific veg/fruit that is causing the problem. Try only feeding certain types individually each day to eliminate something that doesn't agree. I would also check with my vet :D

Re: Rotten egg smelling burps baby kunekune

Posted: Sun Jun 22, 2014 6:18 am
by Liloettejane
I do give her pig pellets. I had been feeding her mazuri pig feed bit switched to purina a couple of weeks ago to see if that made a difference. It did not. I also have been feeding her probiotics daily. I have researched a great number and my conclusion is that she has helicobacter pylori or giardiasis. I take her in to see a new vet Monday afternoon. Love this pig. She is snuggling in my lap currently. Oh, she also started to vomit small amounts today, very very bad smells.

Re: Rotten egg smelling burps baby kunekune

Posted: Sun Jun 22, 2014 6:27 am
by wendy scu
how old is the piglet ?

Re: Rotten egg smelling burps baby kunekune

Posted: Sun Jun 22, 2014 5:16 pm
by Liloettejane
She is 4 months old. I hope to get some awnsers tomorrow when I take her to the vet.

Re: Rotten egg smelling burps baby kunekune

Posted: Mon Jun 23, 2014 12:08 pm
by The Rushbury Pig
Please let us know what your vet says as it will be really helpful for others if they experience the same symptoms. Hope all goes well :D