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late farrowing

Post by pedro1 » Thu Dec 29, 2011 12:38 pm

i got my sow about a month ago and i was told she was pregnant but she has not had a scan but she did go lame and a vet said he was a bit concerned about moving her as she was quite big at the time. she was apparently served between the 3rd and 5th of September so that would make her due around boxing day and i was wondering how many days overdue she could get before i get worried as there is still no sign of her farrowing from pedro1

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Re: late farrowing

Post by wendy scu » Thu Dec 29, 2011 11:04 pm

she could go up to 7 days over

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Re: late farrowing

Post by pedro1 » Fri Dec 30, 2011 12:40 am

Ok thank you do you think I should start to get worried if after being seven days late if she still shows no sign of giving birth what do you suggest I do from pedro1

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Re: late farrowing

Post by wendy scu » Fri Dec 30, 2011 9:04 am

if she shows no signs of giving birth after seven days then she wasn't due on boxing day. she is either not pregnant or you have your dates wrong. at this stage of pregnancy you should be able to see very obvious changes in her udder, vulva, body shape. if you can't see these then perhaps she isn't pregnant?

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Re: late farrowing

Post by pedro1 » Sun Jan 01, 2012 7:15 pm

Thanks for your help Wendy. Allthough it has taken another twist as the vet confirmed she was pregnant and she looks pregnant and she has not come back into season since also I have tried to express milk from her teats but nothing yet so what would you suggest I do now as her due date was any where 26th to the 28th of December as long as she gestated for 114 days. I would really like some help as I don't know what to do from pedro1

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Re: late farrowing

Post by wendy scu » Mon Jan 02, 2012 12:38 am

116 days is the gestation period. If nothing happens then there is nothing you can do except wait - if she's pregnant she will give birth - don't worry :)

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Re: late farrowing

Post by Pandora » Tue Jan 03, 2012 3:30 pm

It is possible for a sow to re-absorb her litter in late pregnancy. Have a google search for info, to see if you think that is possible with her.
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Re: late farrowing

Post by HappyHippy » Sun Jan 22, 2012 8:41 pm

Any sign of your piglets Pedro1 ?

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Re: late farrowing

Post by pedro1 » Mon Jan 23, 2012 10:23 am

yes her teats have changed but the vet said that hopefully she would have the piglets sometime this week but he said things that should take 48 hours like producing milk she has managed to span over 2 weeks and there is still no milk yet but the vet thinks that she should give birth this week as she is now 1 month over due so i think the guy i brought her from got his dates wrong and that she got pregnant 3 weeks later than he thought from pedro1

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Re: late farrowing

Post by HappyHippy » Mon Jan 23, 2012 10:53 am

Or he was really wrong and she's still another fortnight away :lol:
That's the thing with pigs......they have a habit of surprising you :wink:
She'll have them when she's ready, not much more you can do than wait it out :roll:
Hope it all goes well,
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Re: late farrowing

Post by pedro1 » Mon Jan 23, 2012 4:19 pm

i know i just feel bad as she has been in her farrowing stable since the 10th of december and i hope she gives birth soon but i guess its a blessing in disguise as the weather is getting warmer now

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Re: late farrowing

Post by HappyHippy » Mon Jan 23, 2012 6:26 pm

She'll be glad of the rest and peace & quiet :wink: You could try taking her out for a walk if you get a nice dry day - just a 5 or 10 minute stroll in the fresh air round the paddock (a rattling feed bucket will ensure she follows you and goes back into the stable after)
Unlike my little madam who gets so uptight, even after 24 hours of 'confinement' (in a huge all singing, all dancing farrowing 'suite') that she manages to break out a pen which successfully contains 2 adult Large Black sows :roll: She's fine once the piglets arrive btw - just doesn't 'do' patience (a bit like her owner :wink: )
Pigs eh ? :lol:

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Re: late farrowing

Post by pedro1 » Mon Jan 23, 2012 10:05 pm

Yeh I'm sure that she loves the peace and quiet and the extra attention and food she is getting from pedro1

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Re: late farrowing

Post by wendy scu » Tue Jan 24, 2012 4:45 pm

i wouldn't be feeding her any more than her normal feed at this stage Pedro - you will just be fattneing up the piglets which could lead to difficulties. keep her on normal rations till after the birth

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Re: late farrowing

Post by pedro1 » Tue Jan 24, 2012 8:26 pm

We have not increased her feed it's just because she usually get pushed out the way as she is the lowest in the pecking order so it means that she get food to her self and also when I said I felt bad for keeping her locked up she unlocked the gate and got out so at least she's had a chance to stretch her legs from pedro1

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