Hog partial paralysis #869584

Asked May 22, 2024, 10:04 AM EDT

What are common causes for partial paralysis of a 6 month old pig? She is kept outside in an adequate shelter with my kid's 4-H pigs. She has 24 hour access to food and fresh water. She has very little use of her hind legs. Thank you

Harrison County Ohio

Expert Response

Hi Brian,
Unfortunately, there are a variety of viruses, bacterial infections and genetic or environmental causes that can result in paralysis in swine (see for a listing of a few agents and their respective symptoms). A livestock veterinarian will be able to diagnosis and do any testing required to identify the cause and make recommendations for treatment. If you are looking for a local veterinarian contact, Matt Friend, DVM, with Friend Veterinary Services may be able to assist you further.<personal data hidden>44510/
An Ask Extension Expert Replied May 23, 2024, 12:09 PM EDT

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