Response to : THE VET-YOUR PIGS LIFELINE by: Bruce Lawhorn, DVM, MS Associate Professor & Extension Swine Veterinarian

The following information is needed by the veterinarian when presented with an ill potbellied pig: 1) Signalment: Sex, intact/neutered, age, color, weight 2) History: Diet, appetite, thirst, and availability of water. Elimination – regularity and consistency of stools and urine appearance Vomiting Changes in routine that may have been stressful …

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WHEN IT’S TIME TO SAY GOODBYE

The most difficult part of being a pig parent is when it is time to say goodbye. The loss subsequent to that is just as difficult and even more challenging. Whether your pig suffered a lingering illness or went suddenly is irrelevant to the final outcome, pain and grief you …

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