Sick Feeder Pigs?

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  1. mrstillery09

    mrstillery09 Well-Known Member

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    We got 9 feeder pigs about a month ago. I was mixing their feed ration with fresh goats milk, but after about a week a few started having diarrhea. All seemed fine other wise. I stopped giving goats milk as I thought maybe that was too rich. Some diarrhea cleared up, a few kept having diarrhea off and on. Last week we dewormed. This whole time they have all been active, healthy, and gaining besides the diarrhea. We've had a gilt that has always been small, and she doesn't seem to be growing at all (she is the youngest) Today she seemed very thin all of a sudden. I think she also may still have diarrhea, but I'm not sure as I haven't actually seen her poop. Hard to tell if messy bottoms are poop or from wallowing! Any thoughts or suggestions? This is our third time doing feeders, and the only time we've ever had ANY issues at all.
     
  2. Wanda

    Wanda Well-Known Member

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    What did you deworm with and did they all get the appropriate dosage?
     
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    Scours or or soft stool in general? Feed change can easily take a week per change. Move them to your quarantine area for now.