- one pig at a time.
I don't know if I would give her own poop in a soup right now to her. She maybe better off with a healthier pigs' stools.
Poop soup is courtesy of her buddies. Both are healthy and good poops.
What else internally do you think? I wonder if this is IBS or something...I got her from the rescue on Oct 17th and we have had this on and off since. This is her 2nd albon treatment. Nothing has yet to be found on fecal.
- one pig at a time.
Until you figure out what is wrong with her I would be careful feeding veggies, and only feed her wet lettuces. No extra veggies and especially avoid carrots and peppers.
Just wanted learn from other people experiences as Im so worried about her and nothing seems to be helping at the moment.
How long should Flagyl take to see any improvements?
Her poos were very squashy again this morning and had to have a bath
This seems strange to me...
Geepers, it seems flagyl helped within 24 hours to make her have some good poops but it has not totally resolved yet. She has been on since Sun pm.
I also suspect yeast is common in the environment and is one of the things that can get out of control. Think about humans and how women can develop yeast infections after being on antibiotics. Their intestinal flora is disrupted and the yeast overgrows.
here is why I asked...the fecals came back neg but we are treating for possible coccidia because it is common, hard to find and can kill a pig.
However, Sierra has had this problem on and off since I got her from the rescue on Oct 17th. So, my thought is...if it was something serious wouldn't she be getting worse, or perhaps died already rather than soft poops? She still eats, drinks and begs for veggies...
My vet said that he did not see anything on the fecal so the next step is to send it out to see if it grows something. He does not want me to pay a lot of money for tests right now and said if the albon and falgyl did not do the trick he would consider a course of nystatin next. He thinks she just does not look that sick and her poops are not true diarrhea...
He is a freind so he always tries to save me money where he can...he also never charges me an office visit, just meds a labs etc.
Does this sound like possible yeast and does this sound like a good plan of action?
- one pig at a time.
No, Sidney lived with soft poop for a long time before she finally got to feeling better. We tried EVERYTHING and than kept having tests done. For some reason I am thinking I used another medicine as well and that is what totally kicked it for good. I will try and call the office tomorrow and see if they can look on her file for me.it was something serious wouldn't she be getting worse, or perhaps died already rather than soft poops?
I dealt with this over two years ago and I really am having a hard time to remember everything that we did and used. Unfortuntely with fourteen pigs I spend a lot of time at the vets and everything just seems to blend together and turns into mush in my brain.
Your piggie's symptoms though sound just like what Sidney had. I was so tired and just ready to give up and deal with it. I was so frustrated and nothing seemed to work. Her poo sometimes looked fine and I would get a sense of hope, and than I would go back in the room and check on her and her bum would be dirty and she would have poo stuck to her feet. I remember her having a weird smell, she stunk really. *sigh* I will give my vet a call in the morning and hopefully we can get your girl better, or at least give you another avenue to try.
I appreciate any info. Yes, I can tell when her bad poops are back because the room smells funny. I change the cage every 3 days right now.
I bought a bunch of fleece and was going to switch but the smell is so bad on the fleece I have to keep on shavings. She gets it on her feet but her bum stays clean enough...even though she is a white Peruvian!
Thank you again for trying to get info for me.
14 pigs huh? Wow! God Bless you!!! :)
My vet has suggested prednisone (steroid) I havent yet tried it but think I will as running out of ideas, vet doesnt really know why but it did help another pig with diarrhea so giving it a go as desperate. V important shouldnt be given with any other nsaids e.g rimadyl.
Theres a link in guinealynx info if you did think about trying it too.
Atm cant really tell in flagyls working, looks like during night was v bad diarrhea and yet she made very normal looking formed poops when fed her Crit Care this morn......so similar to Sierra
I left a post on your thread about "poop soup"...that could make a world of difference
So, today Sierra had 4 perfect poops...like nothing she has had in the 2 months I have had her...if she were not separated I would have thought they were Cassanova's!
my mood goes up and down along with her bowel movements...I need a life!
Went to watch my daughter dance in the Nutcracker tonight and first thing when we get home...mommy runs to check on the pigs...then to the computer...
how did this happen to me???? :)