Maggie is an 8 year old, 150 lbs (68 kg) potbelly pig. She is often unable to walk. She goes to move forward, but then her front legs go tight against her chest and she sits up, screaming. She looks just like a begging dog, sitting up on her haunches with her front legs tight against her chest, dangling down. This happens daily. We have relocated her from her pen to a double kennel in the barn so we can monitor her more carefully. I tried to pull a front leg away from her chest today, and I was unable to budge it. This is not voluntary. Has anyone seen this?
She has been seen by 4 different vets. She is on Meloxicam, which is an anti-inflammatory. I see no changes in this odd positioning and behavior. That is why I am reaching out here. We are a farm rescue, by the way. Lots of pigs, little and massive. Haven't seen this before, and we love Maggie. She used to go to schools to teach kids about proper animal treatment. "Sitting pretty" was one of her tricks. This is what it looks like, but again, definately NOT voluntary.