im in a bit of a situation here... our newest addition to the mini pig tribe had piglets on april 1st. we didnt know she was even pregnant (she must have been decked before we bought her) anyhow she had 7 piglets (1 dead 6 alive) we lost another shortly after birth, then another on the 2nd and another yesterday. ive just got home from work and can only count 3 piglets, another is gone but i cant find any body or sign of it. before i left for work 6 hours ago all four were happilly exploring (wobbily) with mama. i dont understand why were losing them? the local farmer has suggested mom may not have any milk and they are starving. i havent seen them nurse. but surely after 3 days they'd all be dead if theyd had nothing? he suggested i take the last 3 remaining pigleets away from mum and hand feed them. he told me just to wet the pellets the mum eats until they are liquified and syringe feed them every 2 hours as much as they'd eat. and to keep them under a heat lamp. now ive had to handfeed a piglet before, but she was 2 weeks old already and feeding piglet pellets herself with the odd suppliment feed from me. never have i handfed piglets so young. im looking for anyone with any experience that could tell me if this is good info or not? as far as i know the farmer doesnt keep pigs, just chickens and cows.... ive left a message on the 'localest' vets answer machine begging for info but i really need so info asap! anyone?