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I was just reading a post on a pot belly pig limping,

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JA: Hi. What do you want help with?
Customer: I was just reading a post on a pot belly pig limping, because mine is doing the same. He is 3 years old and roughly 175 lbs and has been limping on his front right leg for close to a week. According to what I'm reading here - maybe I should try aspirin at 5mg per pound 2x a day? He's kinda difficult to transport to the vet, so I was hoping to treat it at home.
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Have you looked to see if there is a wound on their foot?
Customer: Yes. He lets me touch his feet and leg without issue. I don't notice any wounds or selling.
JA: The Veterinarian will know what to do. What is the pig's name?
Customer: *swelling
JA: Huh?
Customer: Mookie is his name.
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Mockie?
Customer: No. He's healthy otherwise.
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Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Large Animal Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Loretta replied 4 months ago.

Good Afternoon and welcome! I am Dr. Loretta, a licensed veterinarian and I am happy to answer your question.

Since Mookie is otherwise healthy, there is a good chance that he moved the wrong way and sprained a ligament or tendon in that front leg. More serious issues would show with swelling somewhere or a painful spot. These sprains or strains are so deep within the musculature, that you cannot see any marks or signs of pain. You were correct to give Mookie aspirin at 5 mg per pound every 12 hrs for 5-7 days. Make sure that he has eaten prior to or when you give him this medication. Of course, if this does not help, then a vet will have to examine him but in most cases, this will be enough to stop the limping.

Does that make sense to you?

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Expert:  Dr. Loretta replied 4 months ago.

I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?

Dr. Loretta

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