sick 5 day old piglet

Asked March 21, 2015, 9:40 PM EDT

i have a young (5 days) piglet who was weak day before yesterday, seemed 1000times better yesterday, eating strongly, walking off the couch (almost) etc,but today doesn't want to eat is lethargic and occasionlly stretches his legs out and his head up/back. Please help!

Spokane County Washington

1 Response

Hi -- it is impossible to make an accurate diagnosis of a veterinary problem via e-mail. A physical examination and perhaps laboratory tests may be needed to determine what is affecting the piglet and how to treat it. You could be describing a seizure, congenital nervous system defect, salt poisoning, or many other things. Please get this little baby to a veterinarian as soon as you can-- young piglets need to eat well to survive! If you need help finding a veterinarian in your area, you can contact the state veterinary association at http://wsvma.org/. Best wishes,