Help needed...piggie with bloody scabs

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Serena
It started with Louie...

Post   » Fri Nov 25, 2005 11:25 am


GP - you're awsome.

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Lynx
RESIST

Post   » Fri Nov 25, 2005 1:40 pm


Thanks. I added the pics.

HollyT
Get on your bike.

Post   » Fri Nov 25, 2005 1:46 pm


Is he on any oral antibiotics? It almost seems like a bacterial skin infection possibly.

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lisam

Post   » Fri Nov 25, 2005 2:14 pm


I wrapped a pig with bad sores before--I used gauze and vetrap. It talks about bandaging here.

GP Lover
My home, ruled by pigs!

Post   » Fri Nov 25, 2005 4:12 pm


No, he's not on antibiotics.

Thanks Lisam....I wrapped him up and he's fine until I put him back in the cage. He freaks out and manages to get the bandage off. I just re-wrapped him and will leave him to hang out in his pigloo on a towel on my bed for a while before I attempt to put him back in his cage.

GP Lover
My home, ruled by pigs!

Post   » Fri Nov 25, 2005 5:11 pm


Okay, I re-wrapped and put him back in his cage. He keeps having these fits and tries to scratch. I feel really bad for him. How long before the Ivermectin kicks in and he stops the scratching????

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Lynx
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Post   » Fri Nov 25, 2005 5:33 pm


I don't know but I surely hope it is soon. If anyone's around in the morning, maybe you could see if you could get steroids.

GP Lover
My home, ruled by pigs!

Post   » Sat Nov 26, 2005 9:19 am


Well, I'm happy to report that this little wrapped up pig has calmed down. He still scratches but now he just scratches the bandage! Thanks for the great idea. Please...anybody in New Jersey that can take him???
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snowflakey
E's Moriarity

Post   » Sat Nov 26, 2005 9:52 am


That is a really cute picture. Poor little guy!

Evangeline

Post   » Sat Nov 26, 2005 10:27 am


Carol, go to your last post. Look at that picture, then look at your avatar. I see a sign.

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snowflakey
E's Moriarity

Post   » Sat Nov 26, 2005 1:51 pm


OMG, it *is* a sign!

HollyT
Get on your bike.

Post   » Sat Nov 26, 2005 1:52 pm


wow. I didn't even notice that.

GP Lover
My home, ruled by pigs!

Post   » Sat Nov 26, 2005 7:32 pm


Carol, go to your last post. Look at that picture, then look at your avatar. I see a sign.
Yeah, yeah, yeah...I saw it immediately. He and Sophie make a cute couple... BUT I CAN'T AFFORD to keep him. Really, I can't.

I have three cages now in my apartment and it is too much work for me. Sophie probably has another bladder stone and I don't even have the money to pay for that or the cap I need on my tooth that just lost a filling O:(.

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Lynx
RESIST

Post   » Sat Nov 26, 2005 10:14 pm


Oh... he looks SO sweat. I imagine it is hard to resist.

GP Lover
My home, ruled by pigs!

Post   » Sat Nov 26, 2005 10:39 pm


Lynx, I can meet you half way...how about it. He's neutered. O:)

HollyT
Get on your bike.

Post   » Sat Nov 26, 2005 10:40 pm


Yea Lynx, are you ever going to adopt again or is your mean husband threatening divorce?

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Lynx
RESIST

Post   » Sat Nov 26, 2005 10:41 pm


Can't do it right now. Nice to know he's neutered though.

GP Lover
My home, ruled by pigs!

Post   » Sun Nov 27, 2005 5:07 pm


Okay, I was able to check his scabs and they are beginning to dry. He's still wrapped up and still scratching a lot.

How long before the Ivermectin kicks in? His first shot was Wednesday.

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snowflakey
E's Moriarity

Post   » Sun Nov 27, 2005 5:13 pm


With bad cases, it seems like a few weeks before the itching stops. I'm glad to hear the wrap is helping out.

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PauloF

Post   » Sun Nov 27, 2005 6:03 pm


I had recently treated my herd because one of my boars was really itching and hurting himself. I treated with Ivomec (diluted, oral dose) and he kept scratching for 3 or 4 days after the first dose, sometimes wheeking and bleeding, but his scabs were not as extensive as Jasper's.

By the second dose, a week later, he was not scratching at all. All the scabs were gone within 10 to 15 days.

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