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I have herd the same thing about the health and the tail thing.

Don't know what you mean by eating like kings.

Make sure they get plenty of minerals and salt,
not getting enough could be the problem.
Minerals are very important to growth.

You can by this premixed for hogs at feed store.

Make sure that you are meeting their protien requirements,
for there size, and weight.

Protein requirements should be around:

18% Protein from birth to 40lbs.

16% protein from 40lbs. to 120lbs.

13% protein from 120lbs. to their finish weight.
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