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My hog is pregnant. She is due today. I'm worried. She has

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My hog is pregnant. She is due today. I'm worried. She has not progressed enough and she hasn't eaten in 5 days.
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Large Animal Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Loretta replied 10 months ago.

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

If you are sure that your gal is pregnant, then I would be worried too. It is not unusual for them to not eat for a few days prior to delivery and the delivery process will be different for every pig. They will not follow the rule books. I would wait a few more days, as long as you are sure that she is pregnant and there has been mammary development but after that, have your vet prescribe an oxytocin injection that will induce labor. if that does not work, then your vet will have to figure out what is happening.

Does that make sense to you?

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