I got a call from my best friend Freebie this morning saying her husband's sow has come down with mastoiditis. She had given birth to a litter a few days ago. Denise was on her way to work and no one was available to post, so I offered. Her neighbor/vet is out of town. They are in the process of bottle feeding these babies. If anyone has any info on this it would be greatly appreciated. It is good she has family to help her feed. The outlook for mama doesn't look so good as I guess it went into an infection. I don't know much about mastoiditis in large animals. I am guessing from what Denise told me she most will likely come down with the same condition if she is bred in the future. I feel really bad for them as her husband Gary really enjoys and loves his pigs. This was his 3rd litter he has raised. It only goes to show you how self suffecient chickens are! I mean chicks can usually take care of themselves after hatching ie feeding wise. A cow or a goat there is only 2 at the most. What we are dealing with is bottle feeding 11 piglets! I am going out to her place to help. She has found someone that will take in 2 of the babies, leaving 9 but that is still alot a mouths to feed. They were told to feed them goats milk. Does anyone have any expeirence with mastoiditis in swine and bottle feeding piglets? Thank you for any info you may have for her.