Dippity Pig Syndrome

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Dippity Pig Syndrome

I would like to futher my comments on Dippity Pig Syndrome: How many of you have had pigs with dippity and how old were your pigs when they were taken from their mothers. Although the Dippity pig still is somewhat a mystery, it seems as though spring and summer months are worse. Pigs are very prone to upper respiratory problems. I guess what I am tryin to get at with my studies on this is the fact that babies need all the colostrum from their mothers milk to build antibodies for defense against most diseases and bacterial infections. Alot of Breeders take the babies at 3 days old to socialize them for human pets and I feel like this is wrong to do this and could have something to do also with this syndrome. Pigs have allergies also the same as we do, with the dippity syndrome they welk, swell have oozing from their backs and I know that benadryl does help with this condition, This is just a survey to see how many have had this and how old the babies were when taken from their moms. It has also been linked with stress.