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Mineral for Hogs

Postby BK9954 » Thu Sep 07, 2017 8:30 am

Is there a mineral I should be feeding my hogs? Can't really find a solid answer on the Internet. I have one that has a syndrome where every once in a while his back legs give out and he dips and yelps, but it said this could be caused by stress or change in diet.
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Re: Mineral for Hogs

Postby skyhightree1 » Thu Sep 07, 2017 9:17 am

BK9954 wrote:Is there a mineral I should be feeding my hogs? Can't really find a solid answer on the Internet. I have one that has a syndrome where every once in a while his back legs give out and he dips and yelps, but it said this could be caused by stress or change in diet.


I am no expert so take what I say with a grain of salt.. Some people use general livestock minerals and mix it in the pigs feed most popular is corn mineral and soy meal... If I were to guess id say maybe a potassium deficiency may be causing it just like when we have cramps. I never fed any minerals as I always believed what they were lacking they got it from the dirt. When we raised feeders in the hog houses and fed corn and commercial feeds I think the commercial feeds had minerals in it but not sure. Check out these links

http://www.thepigsite.com/diseaseinfo/59/leg-weakness/

http://extension.missouri.edu/p/G2322
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Postby sim.-ang.king » Thu Sep 07, 2017 9:35 am

How big is the pig with the leg problem?

Go to a local feed Mill and ask for a mineral for pigs, then mix it at rate with any meal. Probably be a jbs product. Your main problems will come from vit. and trace mineral diffenences.
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Re: Mineral for Hogs

Postby J&D Cattle » Thu Sep 07, 2017 10:01 am

BK9954 wrote:Is there a mineral I should be feeding my hogs? Can't really find a solid answer on the Internet. I have one that has a syndrome where every once in a while his back legs give out and he dips and yelps, but it said this could be caused by stress or change in diet.


Could be something as simple as sunburn as well. We generally buy yorks for our 4H pigs and these pigs have never seen the outside of a building. We have one every year that gets burned and acts the same as your describing for a short period of time.
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Postby TexasBred » Thu Sep 07, 2017 3:55 pm

sim.-ang.king wrote:How big is the pig with the leg problem?

Go to a local feed Mill and ask for a mineral for pigs, then mix it at rate with any meal. Probably be a jbs product. Your main problems will come from vit. and trace mineral diffenences.

Gonna be about the only place I can think of that would have one for pigs. Will be a highly concentrated mineral that only requires 4-5 lbs. for a ton of feed and is really quite inexpensive ($.90 per lb. )unless the mill decides to screw you over.
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Re: Mineral for Hogs

Postby Allenw » Sat Sep 09, 2017 2:33 pm

is he sunburned?
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