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Large black sow pregnant - lame
My pregnant large black (pet) sow is very lame on her front right quarter. We are not sure how old she is but would estimate around 3-4 years old. Very confused - Had vet out twice over last 3 weeks due to her lameness and nothing in the foot, no swelling or infection apparent. Both times she received an anti inflammatory injection which got her much better for a few days but she is now much worse once again. I have moved her on to dryer, herder and greener ground today and hopefully this will help her. Recently we have had a lot of rain - It is Scotland we are talking about! I noted yesterday that she is pretty constantly chewing and her teeth/jaw is squeaking. Don't know if it is linked or not but any thoughts appreciated. My terror, of course, would be a foot and ...... mouth related discomfort.......? Nothing showing in the other sows and piglets who are all in great health. Thanks in anticipation. Robin