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Large Black sow (pregnant) very lame
Twice over last 3 weeks we have had the vet out to assess the lameness. Our sow was injected with an anti inflammatory both times which appeared to help. She is due to farrow in late August or early September. We estimate she is around 4 years old and in great condition generally. Each vet visit has shown nothing in her foot, no swelling .... nothing apparent at all. Suggested arthritis creeping in. We have moved her from her normal area (quite wet) to drier cleaner ground with three younger piglets. I also noted yesterday that she is chewing a great deal (with an empty mouth) and her jaw/teeth squeak. My terror of course is the combination of foot..... and .... mouth but they other pigs have nothing wrong at all and the vet has no concerns. Any ideas or thoughts welcomed Robin