Our Florida winter has been unusually cold. Our 1 year old male, who was fine yesterday, today is lethargic and NOT EATING. Seems the likely diagnosis is hog pnemonia. Just wondering if anyone else has had any experiences with this. Also like to hear any thoughts or suggestions for the best way to give a big boy an injection. Thanks, Danielle
Yikes! Sorry to hear this Danielle. LB’s are known for their hardiness. Have you got a good local vet who can give you some advice?
As for how to give the shot – we have found it easiest to load them into a trailer, put food on the floor & then give the shot. If you have the needles that are detachable then a lot of times it will work better if you stick the needle in first, really well. He may run around a bit but will eventually forget it, THEN ever so calmly & gently attach the syringe & squeeze the liquid in. Of course if you are lucky enough to have a chute or somewhere to contain him where he cannot move very much then that would be a better option.