Monday, August 25, 2008

One of the pigs came up lame yesterday morning. I don't know if it is broken or some other injury. No sign of a wound. It is certainly sensitive to the touch, but "Fred" won't let me get a good look at it. This morning I was basically sitting on top of him, but he covered up the hurt leg (left front). I am afraid I'll hurt it more if I work too hard at examining it.

I guess I will wait a few days and see how or if it gets better. Eventually if it doesn't, then "Fred" becomes sausage sooner rather than ham later.

Oremus pro invicem!


Anonymous said...


Do you think that it is brused?

How about putting some limanent on it?

Try it and see how that works.

Also have you given them mineral salt?

These are things that I would try (short of a wound).

Jim Dorchak

Jim Curley said...

Jim- I will try the limanent. I can't see a wound at all and the pig behaves normally other than limping and not putting much weight on the leg. It is certainly sensitive to the touch. Perhaps a sprain or a bruise-the sensitive area is around the 'knee' joint. The hoove looks fine.

Thanks for the input.

Anonymous said...

If it is still warm enough try giving the pig a garden hose bath. Pigs sometimes like this and it may allow you to get close enough to see better. Sounds like a bruse or a strain. You will just have to keep an eye on it.

Jim Dorchak