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Sow, not pregnant,barely eating, labored breathing, not

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Sow, not pregnant,barely eating, labored breathing, not moving around much
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Could be a lot of things that cause lethargy. The veterinarian will know how to help the sow. What is the sow's name and age?
Customer: Annie, approx. 3.5 yrs
JA: Is there anything else the veterinarian should be aware of about Annie?
Customer: not that I can think of
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Large Animal Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 9 months ago.

Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you today. I do apologize that your question was not answered before. Different experts come online at various times; I just came online, read about your wee one’s situation, and wanted to help.

Again I do apologize that my colleagues could not aid you sooner, but can you tell me:

How long has Annie had these signs?

Any coughing, sneezing, nasal or eye discharge?

Are her gums pink or pale/white?

Any vomiting or diarrhea?

Any belly pain when you press?
Can you take a breathing rate for me (just count her breaths for 10 seconds + multiply that by 6)?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
She actually died last night. Do you think it would be safe to slaughter her?
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 9 months ago.

Oh dear,

I am very sorry to hear that she passed. In regards ***** ***** it would be ideal from a diagnostic point of view and if it was just a pneumonia, then only the lungs may be condemned. But of course, there is the risk that if this was systemic that the whole carcass would need to be condemned. THough again knowing what was present would be ideal from a prevention point of view for the rest of the stock.

Kind regards,

Dr. B.

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