Osteodystrophy and Satins

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Post   » Sun Oct 30, 2016 11:12 pm

It is wonderful having large images. Thanks again for sharing them.


Post   » Tue Mar 28, 2017 6:40 am

I would like to ask what kind of UVB spectrum You use? 5.0 or 10. 0 ? In reptile's lamp we have light spectrum for tropical animal (that is UV B 5.0 or 100 ) and for desert one ( UV B 10.0 or 150) http://www.exo-terra.com/en/products/compact_fluorescent_bulbs.php

Which one You used?

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Post   » Tue Mar 28, 2017 7:37 am

That's a good question. I would go with the one that provides the highest level of UVB (the UV B 10.0 or 150). You could put it on a timer so the light is off at night.

It would also be good to have a chart of the decay of the light so you know when it should be replaced.


Post   » Tue Mar 28, 2017 2:59 pm

I would strongly caution anyone from using this treatment unless the pig has had an X-ray and a diagnosis. It's important to note that an advanced case should also be treated with pain medication which should only be prescribed by your vet.

We had a pig in rescue that had this diagnosis and was successfully treated with the protocol stated here. It was a young pig with the satin coat.


Post   » Fri Oct 06, 2017 9:11 pm


Essay on breeding satins. Especially interesting is that Finland and Sweden have banned breeding satins due to the incidence/links to osteodystrophy or related conditions!

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