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  • in reply to: sow not nursing #18551
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    tallislandgirl
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    I have a mommy that has three week old babies, she was not wanting to nurse this past weekend. The vet diagnosed she has coccidia. She received her first of three heavy duty antibiotic shots, and has sprung back. The babies will start antibiotics in their drinking water tomorrow.

    I had separated the babies and left them with starter/grower dry food (mixed with a little all-breed because of the molasses and peanuts in the shell), plus water with electrolites/vitamins. I also give them milk-replacer about 4 times a day. They are crazy and walk through their bowls and spill some of it, but they are gaining weight. They would not allow me to try to nurse them, I tried…too squeally.

    I have been allowing some nursing with mommy, usually I feed them milk replacer first, then let them in to nurse. Each day mommy lets them nurse a bit longer. This afternoon mommy took them on a field trip and they ate grass and dug holes.

    Good luck!! ~Laura

    in reply to: Loosing pigment in nose #18299
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    tallislandgirl
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    Just wanted to give a quick update. My girl has stopped loosing color, but the color loss is still there. After much research, confering with my vet, we believe she may have vitiligo. We have put a shout out to two universities for help in confirming. The good news is her appetite is good, she’s happy and healthy.
    I can post some photos if it would be helpful for the members. Thanks.

    in reply to: Loosing pigment in nose #18274
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    tallislandgirl
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    Ok, I can post some photos of my girl if someone can tell me how to do that.

    I chatted with the vet (she hasn’t been out to see her yet, but saw photos). She stated maybe a fungus? We’re going to do a skin scraping to send to lab.
    Again, her sister doesn’t have anything like this going on and they live together. I have two goats that live with these girls as well.

    in reply to: Loosing pigment in nose #18187
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    tallislandgirl
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    Not that I can tell, it’s the end of her nose, the base of the snout where the nose connects, where her ears connect to her head and behind her front legs. It came on very sudden. I’m waiting for my vet to call me back. I’ll post when I do find out. Thanks.

    in reply to: Loosing pigment in nose #18150
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    tallislandgirl
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    In looking at the ingredient list of the pig feed, I see copper sulfate about a 1/3 of the way down the list of ingredients. I read up on it, so I’m sure it’s fine for what they use it for. She has been eating this feed since I got her at 8 weeks.

    in reply to: Loosing pigment in nose #18149
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    tallislandgirl
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    No patches or other weird-ities. I’ll look at her feed and see if there’s copper…
    I meant to mention that I have her sister and she shows no signs of loosing color.

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