Broken behind front shoulder ?

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Broken behind front shoulder ?

Postby JLR » Thu Jul 19, 2012 9:22 pm

Is this a feed / protein problem or genetic in pigs, I have heard people say you can feed it out of them sometimes. If it can be feed is it caused by to much or to little protein in small pigs. Sorry if it sounds like a stupid question. I would think it would be genetic. I personaly dont have this problem but have often thought what is the cause.

Thanks for comments just trying to keep learning.

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Postby JLR » Sun Jul 22, 2012 10:06 am

So, nobody has seen a 60 # pig when picking them out or a 260# pig at a show with a dip on his back behind his front shoulder ?
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Postby reel_time » Sun Jul 22, 2012 1:57 pm

If by a break in the back, you are talking about the muscle creating either a hump or a dip, then yes, we had a gilt with a break...more in the loin than between the shoulders. Feed did not solve the problem. We could not lay on fat or muscle to make it go away. She was a nice looking pig, too, except for the break in the loin. It's structure, and you're probably not going to feed it in or out of them. :?
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Postby kgb » Sun Jul 22, 2012 3:37 pm

Feed didn't cause this problem, nor will it solve it. This is structural.
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Postby JLR » Sun Jul 22, 2012 7:51 pm

Thanks alot, I thought it would be structural, but I'm no expert, just trying to learn.

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Postby reel_time » Sun Jul 22, 2012 8:56 pm

We learned that one the hard way last spring.
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