Sudden Piglet Death
We had a sow farrow normally with 7 normal size live pigs in a nesting box pen situation. At 24 hours we found 3 pigs dead. One looked like he had been laid on, but the other 2 were dead for no apparent reason. The remaining pigs appeared lathargic and 2 more died the next day. The sow appears to be milking and has been eating and drinking normally both pre & post farrowing. She had been vaccinated with FarrowSure Gold prebreeding and e-coli vaccine before farrowing. We have not had any pigs posted. Any suggestions would be appreciated since hog "esperts" are not too plentiful out here.
I am sending the phone number for the Veterinary Diagnostic Animal Clinic at the College of Veterinary Medicine at Iowa State University. They may be able to help you identify what the problem might be with your swine. They can be reached at 515-294-3837.