With all the problems we have had with this sow and her delivery from **** we would like to pass on information to the rest of the pigging world ... just in case you are new to it or have not had this problem yet. We have a 24 x 12 "barn". One side is for pigs, one for turkeys with a middle section for layers that is insulated and bright. We have, in this barn, only bought our piglets and raised them from 8 weeks or so to butcher. They were the occupants of one section that is occupied by the meat birds in the spring/summer. We always bleach and pressure wash in between. The Turkey part of the building is separated by 8 feet or so. We know that turkeys and pigs do not mix. We did not know how devastating it could be to a pig if the flies cross that, or our feet or a stray turkey wanders etc. Our sow has a history of easy births, large litters and not losing any. She had 9 piglets this time (7 in 2 hours and 1 about 1-1/2 hours later who was limp but we brought back though it died in the morning) and 1 piglet born dead we think 14 + hours later. The sow had had a problem with raised welts with a rectangular shape and a small square blistered spot that was black and almost looked like she had been branded. The welts progressed and she went off food and water. We treated her with penicillin for 5 days and she was feisty after 1. That was 2 weeks before the birth. We have since lost 3 more (down to 4) piglets. They were not getting enough milk from the Mom to pass her new immunity to them. They basically died of erysyphillis also. No marks - just weak - happened very fast. THe piglets were running fine the night before and were dead by morning - one showed signs of being a bit weak and we were monitoring her closely - she died within hours of noticing the weakness. We have since pulled the 4 piglets we have left. They are living in a box in our bedroom. 10 days old and on Milky way milk replacer and karo syrup (the vet says half and half) They are drinking it out of a trough at this point better than the bottle. They are also on a starter grain. We have vaccinated them for erysyphillis and they are on their 3rd day of penicillin. The sow has no milk left and is lonely but the babies are alive. This sow is not going to be having any more litters we are selling her for sausage. We should have known more about this. We were agressive on treatment and quick to get it going but still lost a lot. The vet said that it was a good thing we were so diligent and insistent that there was a problem because we would have lost the whole litter and probably the sow also. What an education. Anyone else have this problem? What have you done? What about feeding the piglets. What "formula" do you use? Thanks.