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Arthritic pig, please help!

Posted: Thu Aug 31, 2017 2:53 pm
by piglover32
My 7 year old gilt has today been diagnosed as arthritic after being lame for a little while, getting progressively worse. She is still happy in herself and eating and drinking fine but is really struggling to walk and spends time on her knees, especially when eating. The vet has suggested trying a week of bute and if that doesn't work calling it a day :cry:
She is a pet and has only had one litter in her life, she has been healthy up until this point and is not overweight
Has anyone had this problem and come out the other side? Is there anything else I can try if Bute doesn't work?

Thank you :)