Pot Bellied Pig Ailments

Potbellied-pig ailments

Skin diseases and disorders: Sunburn and Frostbite, Mange, Seborrhea

Respiratory diseases: Atrophic Rhinitis, Pneumonia

Other: improperly formed snout, hernia, lameness in one or more limbs


  1. PATTI on May 3 at 8:47 pm

    i have a 8 month old potbelly. she has been losing control of her back legs. she will walk and her back legs give out on her. this will happen for a few days then she will be ok for about a week, then it starts again. i have had potbellys before but no one had problems like this. my uncle has many of them and one went through the same thing when he was about this age. they had him xrayed and it showed nothing. he out grew it. one web sight said it can happen if they are inbread. please if you have any ideas let me know. she is not in any pain she just doesnt like to fall

  2. Jenny on July 31 at 9:24 am

    Your pig gets minerals from the ground by rooting and when those minerals are not available or when she cannot root enough her legs will give out on her. Your vet should give you those minerals to feed to her every day and her legs will become strong again.

  3. Jenny on July 31 at 9:26 am

    This has nothing to do with imbreeding, and is simply a deficiency of minerals. There is also a similar condition where a pig’s legs will give out called Dippity Pig, but the symptoms are often severe pain and oozing along the spine, and since your pig isn’t in any pain, I suggest you simply give her her daily vitamins and minerals.

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