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PostSubject: Toxemia   Sun Jan 20, 2008 11:00 am

Toxemia in pregnancy is a very serious condition. The pups press against their mommy's organs making it hard for the blood flow, this cause less blood flow to the uterus and uterine tissues, which is fatal for the fetuses. Obese sows that carry more than 1 pup are most affected by this condition. To avoid this condition you may follow these steps
-Keep your cavies at a reasonable weight
-Do not overfeed your cavies
-DO NOT change your sow's food (unless it is harming your sow)
-DO NOT move or change your sow's environment
-Provide fresh greens
-Prevent stress
-Handle pregnant sows gently and as little as possible


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PostSubject: Re: Toxemia   Sun Nov 30, 2008 5:05 pm

Toxemia can happen to any sow wether or not she is over weight. The main thing I find to help prevent this happening is to make sure the sow has high content of vic C and mineral inriched food ready avaliable. Keeping her at the steady temperature between 20 and 25 degrees (cel) is very important. Administering liquid calcium of about o.1 ml upto 3 mls through out the last 2 weeks of pregnancy is essential to help with bone developement

The above mentioned should be used on a every day basis.

I hope you find these helpful.........Lee
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