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Post   » Thu Oct 27, 2005 12:30 am

Hello there,

I have a gp in renal failure (since January). We're going through the normal treatments of subq fluids, etc. and I have read on here that beets are a good veg. for renal pigs. My question is: How do you prepare them? Leaves only? Stems? Raw? Any info. would be appreciated. I couldn't find where specifics were touched on in other posts.



Post   » Thu Oct 27, 2005 3:25 am

All of the beet, greens and all, in the blender pureed/minced and syringed down. As much as the pig wants - no limits. Also give Amphojel (available at pharmacies). We gave our kidney pig(about 1 kg) 0.5cc's twice a day.

Dom also got 20cc's subcue fluids twice a day, rotating the injection site.

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Post   » Thu Oct 27, 2005 8:45 am

To clarify - yes, raw. My pig loves beets. Good luck with your pig. One hint is to puree the heck out of them so they don't clog the feeding syringe (if that's how you are planning to feed them).


Post   » Fri Oct 28, 2005 12:47 am

Awesome, thanks for the info!

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Post   » Mon Jul 30, 2012 6:57 am

What kind of beets are best suited for pigs with kidney problems? I have tried to look up beets in Wikipedia, but there are so many varieties that I get a bit confused.

Beetroots are easy to get, and sometimes I have seen chard (mangold here), but the others can be more tricky, I guess. Will any of these do, or are other types better?

And if so, what are their latin names? If the latin name is known it gets easier to find the local name in "non-English" ;-)

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Post   » Sat Sep 29, 2012 3:56 pm

Do you have to puree them? Can you just cut the beet up and let them eat it?


Post   » Sat Sep 29, 2012 6:53 pm

Mildly off topic, but aren't beets bad for pregnant pigs?

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