Discussion created on 01/23/2015

Loss of appetite in pregnant sows

I have a sow in its second month of pregnancy who ate well the 60 first days, but now everything changes, and it doesn´t want to eat anything,and when it drinks water then it vomits with a yellow colour and with a strong smell. We gave it antibiotics to stop the pain but we had no luck. We are desesperated since 8 days has passed by in the same situation. What do you think?

Alejandro Vargas
Pig farmer
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ramil clavero ramil clavero
August 15, 2015

Loss appetite in sow. How to treat it?

November 27, 2018

My sow is pregnant 2 months and it refused to eat. What could be the cause? And how to overcome it?

February 24, 2019

My gilt is three weeks pregnant and doesn't want to eat. What could be the problem?

April 15, 2019
I have the same challenge
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November 22, 2019
My pig refuses to eat after 2 month pregnancy
January 4, 2020

I have five sows, three of which are pregnant. One is eight weeks pregnant and the other two are four weeks pregnant. Just last three days ago, all the five sows went off feeding. Please, kindly help me solve this problem.

January 14, 2020

My pregnant pig has refused to eat ...what could be the cause? It is now 2 months pregnant.

Brian Vendelboe Brian Vendelboe
Pig farmer
January 15, 2020


Feeding structure and good stomach health in the sows

Structure in the sow feed is important for the sake of stomach health.

Lack of structure in the feed causes changes in the stomach and in the worst case, this can lead to deaths by the sows.

1. Feeding strategy against gastric ulcer
* gilts : Restrictive feeding produces fewer ulcers than ad libitum feeding with pelleted feed
* Pregnant sows: Minimum two daily feeding
2. What is seen in the stable
* Some sows loosing weight over short time
* Some sows can be very white
* sows stop eating and or vomiting when giving feed
* Black tuberous manure
* Sudden deaths
* Increases the frequency of one or more of the above

What actions need to be done

Change the feed formulation
Change the feed strategy
Change the management

January 21, 2020
I think am satisfied with the answer provided mine exhibited same symptoms mentioned here but i thank God its back to normal
March 30, 2020
My sow is 3months and 5 days pregnant. She has suddenly stopped eating for 2 days. What could be the cause and what should I do?
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