15 December 2006

Peggy's only surviving piglet.

We had a terrible day yesterday when Peggy was farrowing.

One of her piglets had died inside her a few weeks before and had infected her uterus.

All the piglets were born dead or were really weak and died within minutes of their birth - except this one.

Peggy's comfortable but on antibiotics to control the infection and her milk is infected too, so this wee fellow had to come inside for the warmth because without brothers and sisters to cuddle up to he'd die of hypothermia.

It was touch and go with him last night, but he's plumping up and he screamed the house down to be fed at 5 this morning, so he might pull through.
Peggy's piglet 1

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