Essential oils and fungal infection

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Mum
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Post   » Mon May 05, 2008 10:55 am


You can order it from Petshed in Australia here:

http://www.petshed.com/products/item2981.asp

1921kathryn

Post   » Mon May 05, 2008 11:18 am


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The above photo taken about a week ago, she looking heaps better but the dandruff is coming back and she's hunching alot more

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This pic shows her usual hunched position

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Mum
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Post   » Mon May 05, 2008 11:57 am


Hunching is a sign of pain. Sounds as if you need to check this out a little further with the vet.

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Lynx
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Post   » Mon May 05, 2008 3:36 pm


The Clotrimazole should help. Ditto on the possibility of pain. Sometimes it takes a while to turn them around.

1921kathryn

Post   » Mon May 05, 2008 10:59 pm


Ok, I've missed yesterdays fungal cream treatment cause of the flu, today I'm feeling a bit better.

I'll wash her then use revolution the vet recommended 0.04 that's about a drop isn't it? I'll go get another syringe for the chemist to be sure tho, as all the numbering has come off the other syringes.

Would it be safe to use Clotrimazole fungal cream and revolution at the same time?

Tonight I order the oral cat program it worked for Michigan Joes pig

I don't have faith in my vet, she won't consider it's fungal, I feel I need to treat aggresively for both fungal and mites

She's crutsting around the eyes agrhhh!!!! I don't know if it's a reaction to the creams/oils, fungal coming back or something worse like URI. agrhhhh!!

DEEP BREATH
I'm trying very hard to think positive

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Mum
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Post   » Mon May 05, 2008 11:01 pm


Be sure you dose the Revolution according to the instructions here:

http://www.guinealynx.info/dose_calculator.html

You want to give enough.

You can use the antifungal cream and the revolution at the same time (not in the same spot though).

Watch closely for signs of a URI if her eyes are crusting up.

1921kathryn

Post   » Mon May 05, 2008 11:14 pm


Mum could you double check dosage for me

Wanita weights 500g
Revolution is 60mg/ml selamectin, comes is 3 0.25 little tubes

Suggested dosages is 0.0835 cc

What is cc by the way?

Thanks

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Mum
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Post   » Mon May 05, 2008 11:19 pm


Yes, your dose is correct. You have to have a 1cc needleless syringe to measure this properly. The number you're looking for on the syringe is right down at the bottom, just under the 0.1 mark. It's only going to be a drop or two.

1921kathryn

Post   » Mon May 05, 2008 11:22 pm


Thanks heaps for that Mum, I'm off to get the syringe now. x

1921kathryn

Post   » Tue May 06, 2008 4:50 am


Right, 1st application of Revolution done! Felt like a real junkie squirting the little tube into a teaspoon then syringing it up. Hopefully if she does have any mites and is resistant to invermectin she should show an improvement soon

Her hair is growing back thick and fast, is the fungal cream going to be effective? I mean I have to use an awful lot to make sure it penetrates the skin thru all the that hair, I feel very guilty stopping the cream for 2 days but the flu has just knocked me out.

Next in line for this evening is the ordering of Oral Program for cats, do I have to wait and finish the revolution treatments before I use this?

I weighed her tonight she's put on a little weight 25-50g YEAH!!

I'm such a stress head!

I'm changing my user ID to stresshead

1921kathryn

Post   » Wed May 07, 2008 9:23 am


Wanita is doing GREAT!!!!!!YEAH!!!

Can't believe the turn around in her health and appearance over the last 24 hours, all this hard work has paid off, she's a new piggy it's quite unbelievable, she's running around like she's on speed and I couldn't count how many times she's pop corned tonight. Her posture is long and relaxed. I think her months of suffering are finally over...........and I think I'm in love x :)

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Mum
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Post   » Wed May 07, 2008 9:24 am


Wonderful news!

1921kathryn

Post   » Wed May 07, 2008 9:47 am


Maybe the revolution helped Mum?

Hard to say as yesterday was the day I finally washed all the meds and oil off her hair and basically finished 3 weeks of intense treatment.

By the way don't think she was ever wormed, could it also be a possibility that she may have had worms and the revolution fixed it up?

Can worms make a pig sick and crusty? I should check it out

xx

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Mum
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Post   » Wed May 07, 2008 9:50 am


Can worms make a pig sick and crusty? I should check it out
Never heard of it. Worms are pretty rare.

The Revolution may have done the job - at any rate, it's so good that she's a happy pig!

1921kathryn

Post   » Tue May 20, 2008 7:00 am


Still treating Wanita for fungal (in the 6th week) she doing well, with the odd fungal patch here and there, she still needs to put on alot of weight but her hair is growing back nicely. I've posted a pic below

A new question

I've noticed just lately she drags her bum on the ground at times (only for a second) mainly after peeing like she's trying to wipe herself, sometimes also she does this on fresh grass that I put down for her, is this normal behavior?

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Mum
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Post   » Tue May 20, 2008 9:24 am


I've never seen a sow do this, but boars often do it to leave their scent.

Are you 100% sure she's a girl?

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mmeadow
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Post   » Tue May 20, 2008 10:43 am


Good news on Wanita! What a lot of hard nursing you've done. It's especially hard when one is sick (as you were with flu).

My sows occasionally do the bum-drag thing. I think you can relax if it isn't continual.

1921kathryn

Post   » Tue May 20, 2008 9:13 pm


She's stopped doing it today, did a search, she probably was in heat, she certainly was acting very strangely last night, following me around the house, running from one room to the other like she was on speed, then she'd drag her bum, very peculiar but funny, the stranger thing is I got my period today it should have been me acting all weird last night, maybe I transfered PMT onto her ;)

The treatment has been a nightmare, very upsetting, I basically didn't do anything but look after her for a month. Then I got really sick it was like ok Wanita my turn now. It's alot easier now just rubbing some suspicious spots with fungal cream twice daily

I feel so bad for some of the other piggies and their slaves on GL knowing the stress they have to go through.

I've gotta say a HUGE thanks to someone very special at Thistle Cavies. She guided me through all this via emails, as her condition was so advanced I don't think Wanita would be around today if it wasn't for her help, she was our backbone xx

Hope this is ok to mention

Hopefully I can post a pic of Wanita all rounded and fluffly in a few months, maybe I mentioned before she's so tiny 525g for a 10 month old pig, you would not believe how much I feed her!

Also looking forward to maybe helping someone with a similar problem

THANKS EVERYONE AT GL what a great forum xx

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rshevin

Post   » Tue May 20, 2008 10:39 pm


Keep up the good work with the medication. Hopefully all her fungal spots will resolve soon. Be sure anything that could possibly transfer these fungal spores around is cleaned well. One thing that can be over looked is your finger nails. Try to get those cage nooks and crannies cleaned well too. You're obviously already doing lots of cleaning or she wouldn't have healed up this much yet, just trying to point out a few potentially forgotten spots.

With such a lengthy illness during her growing time, I suppose it's possible she'll be permanently stunted in growth. I'm glad you have a scale. Keep a close eye on her in case there's something else making her not gain, but all you can do is watch, love, and give lots and lots of tasty, healthy snacks.

1921kathryn

Post   » Tue May 20, 2008 11:55 pm


Thanks Rshevin, wash her bedding in canesten anitfungal bacteria wash supposedly eliminates 98% of the nasties, also clean her area constantly with vinegar and a drop or two of lemon grass essential oil.

Always wash my hands and use a fresh towel to pick her up, I am a pianist and my nails are kept very short but the finger nails is a good point!

Threw out her cage as it contained wood and was 2nd hand from a friend who has had a few pigs (some of them have died before their time) hmmmm interesting??

Now she's has a large corner of the room now where I lay down toweling and fleece and improvise with little plastic tables as her hidey holes. I kept her confined to one room when she was at her worst. Now she wanders around 2-3 rooms, I am very busy keeping these clean, but my house is looking better for it anyway

Cheers x

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