Sweetpea - Ovarian cysts in a desexed pig

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Topaz

Post   » Tue Sep 14, 2010 8:43 am


My vet has seen the most success with Lupron.

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daisymay
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Post   » Tue Sep 14, 2010 8:44 am


Topaz is Lupron the same as Luprine? This drug is $675.00 a bottle and the bottle is only 2.8mls. I will do some research, Many thanks.

Herbert

Post   » Tue Sep 14, 2010 8:40 pm


Thanks for the well wishes, hugs and healing vibes.

dasiymay, sorry, I don't know the name of the drug yet, I didn't get to the clinic yesterday, my father dropped the Pea off in the morning then picked her up on the way home from his work, I could ring and asked them though.

Or better still, your vet could talk to mine about it! (I assume your vet has not contacted her yet?)
Do you want me to resend you her email address?
She said she would be happy to talk to your vets about it, and I am sure she could tell them what drug she uses, how much it costs and where she gets it (plus the fact that is does actually work!)

Sweetpea is a bit cross this morning, Maudie got bitten for trying help to clean her face. :( She is eating pooping and peeing well though, she is just a tad grumpy.

They did an ultrasound beforehand, and got 205 mls of fluid from the cyst. They also weighed her before and after the draining, and she lost 120gs in fluid!
That is a lot of weight for the poor little girl to carry around.

They gave her fluids and a pain relief injection, and she will get Meloxicam for another few days.

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Bytxlaura
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Post   » Wed Sep 15, 2010 1:43 am


Oh wow, that is a lot of fluid! Poor SweetPea! Keeping both her and Myrtle in my thoughts.

Talishan
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Post   » Wed Sep 15, 2010 1:46 am


Cystorelin is an alternative, available in the US at least. 1 bottle roughly $65 USD I think.

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daisymay
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Post   » Wed Sep 15, 2010 5:30 am


She said she would be happy to talk to your vets about it, and I am sure she could tell them what drug she uses, how much it costs and where she gets it (plus the fact that is does actually work!)
I am sorry Herbert but my vet is very busy, I still have your vet's email and I will remind her tomorrow.
So glad Sweetpea is feeling better even if she is in a bad mood. Hugs for sweet Maudie, hoping Sweetpea gets better soon.

Talishan
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Post   » Thu Sep 16, 2010 12:05 am


(sitting here geographically challenged on the other side of the world) Daisymay, is there any way you can get to Herbert's vet ... or is this on the other side of the continent from you???

Herbert

Post   » Thu Sep 16, 2010 12:50 am


Talishan, Unfortunately we are in different states.
From city to city it's about 10 hours (I think), but anyway, just a tad far for a vet visit!

Sweetpea is in a much better mood today, and her little middle looks noticeably deflated. :-)

They shaved both her sides, (maybe for the ultrasound?) and on her left side I can see two needle marks, but none on her right.

She loves the Meloxicam! I just put my hand in her cage, and she comes bouncing over and sucks it out of the syringe.
She's a funny girl.

Thanks for all the good thoughts. :-)

Talishan
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Post   » Thu Sep 16, 2010 1:25 am


"They shaved both her sides, (maybe for the ultrasound?)"

Yes, they're shaved for ultrasound.

Glad to hear she's doing well.

Herbert

Post   » Tue Oct 05, 2010 12:08 am


I am still a bit worried about Sweetpea's breathing, I think she is still breathing too fast.

She is a bouncing ball of energy and is eating, pooping and peeing well, she seems perfectly healthy and happy.
I have just put her and the girls in the outside run in the sunshine, and she popcorned around like a mad thing in the grass. :)

But something is just not right with her breathing, I spoke to the vets this morning and they are putting her on a course of antibiotics, if things don't improve it looks like I will have to get some chest X-rays done.

So far the drained cyst does not seem to be refilling-yet!

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daisymay
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Post   » Tue Oct 05, 2010 8:56 am


Hoping the antibiotics work and that Sweetpea is back to her normal self real soon. Hugs and healing vibes.

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Lynx
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Post   » Tue Oct 05, 2010 10:38 am


I'm glad you are so observant. Hope the antibiotics help.

Herbert

Post   » Wed Oct 06, 2010 9:42 pm


Thanks Lynx and daisymay.

They are treating her for secondary pneumonia. :(

She's on 0.5 ml Baytril twice a day, and 0.1ml Doxycycline paste also twice a day.

I must say she does not *seem* sick at all, her nose is clean and dry and her breathing, (although fast) is completely noiseless, she is eating well and is very cheerful and active.

The only thing (apart from the fast breathing) is her right eye seems a bit moist, it is not actually 'running' but the hair underneath feels a little damp.

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daisymay
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Post   » Thu Oct 07, 2010 4:05 am


Hoping she starts to improve real soon. So glad your vet is so helpful. Hugs and healing vibes for Sweetpea, Maudie and Myrtle and you too.

Herbert

Post   » Thu Oct 07, 2010 7:48 pm


Thanks daisymay.

Sweetpea is the pretty much the same, at least she is no worse.

She is an absolute little beast when it come to this medicine though! Even with my sister holding her, I can hardly get it down her, I have never seen such a drama queen and carry on in my life!

She has always been so good with the meloxicam, I guess this stuff doesn't taste so good. :)

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daisymay
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Post   » Fri Oct 08, 2010 10:08 am


Perhaps try to bribe her with a yummy treat, she may realise that yucky stuff leads to yummy stuff and take it more easily. I can really picture it. it's like when we take Jessie to the vet, we hold Jessie and vet looks in her mouth but even with 3 of us Jessie wins. it's amazing. Keep persisiting. Hugs and wheeks.

Herbert

Post   » Mon Oct 18, 2010 7:07 pm


Sweetpea finishes her antibiotics today.

(daisymay, she gets so sulky she will not eat anything at all for a while after having her meds, I really don't think it could taste THAT bad, she is a bit dramatic!)

Her 'damp' eye has cleaned up completely, but I'm still not sure about her breathing, I *think* it is a little better, but I'm not certain, and she still breathes faster than the other pigs.

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Lynx
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Post   » Mon Oct 18, 2010 7:48 pm


Hoping she does fine off antibiotics!

Herbert

Post   » Mon Oct 18, 2010 8:32 pm


Thanks Lynx.

I have booked her in for another check-up on Thursday night, better safe than sorry!

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daisymay
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Post   » Tue Oct 19, 2010 5:59 am


Thanks for the smile Herbert, I can just picture her sulking. Perhaps reward her after her medicine would help her smile. Hoping all goes well now she is off the medication. Hugs and healing vibes.

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