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Post   » Thu Sep 22, 2005 3:16 pm

What you are seeing is actually corneal melting (necrotising keratitis). Its cause is not fully agreed upon but it has been connected to a variety of diseases, including rheumatoid arthritis, PKD, and Vitamin A deficiency. There are some studies which show that certain types of NSAIDS exacerbate the condition. Treatments include topical ointments, corneal transplant and immunosuppressant drugs such as cyclosporin. There was also one study which showed the condition responding to drugs in the Tetracycline family.

The osseous metaplasia only exists at the margin -- there is no iris anymore and the lens is transparent. That is blood and pus you are seeing. We have tried oral and topical antibiotics with no difference. I do not know if the eye bothers her. She does not paw at it but she does show signs of pain; however, she has numerous other health conditions including severe arthritis in her back. I put Atropine ointment on the eye and she gets Torb twice daily.


Post   » Tue Jul 04, 2006 3:14 am

Meg, my Monterey sow, passed away this morning. She was around six years old.

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Post   » Tue Jul 04, 2006 3:30 am

Oh, Charybdis, I'm so sorry.


Post   » Tue Jul 04, 2006 3:30 am

Looks like you went through alot with her, so sorry for your loss. Rest in Peace Meg.

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Post   » Tue Jul 04, 2006 3:47 am

I'm sorry, Charybdis.

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Post   » Tue Jul 04, 2006 8:32 am

I'm so sorry. Goodbye, Meg, safe journey.

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Post   » Tue Jul 04, 2006 9:16 am

I'm so sorry.

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Post   » Tue Jul 04, 2006 9:26 am

I'm terribly sorry.

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Post   » Tue Jul 04, 2006 9:44 am

I'm so sorry. While it is good to see some of them have lived great, long lives (6 is respectable), it is still sad to see them go.

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Post   » Tue Jul 04, 2006 5:24 pm

I'm so sorry to hear about Meg. It is what I feared when I saw this old thread. :-( Six is a great age although no pig ever lives long enough.

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Post   » Tue Jul 04, 2006 9:34 pm

Charybdis I am sorry that happened. God Speed little one. You had a nice long life and will be missed.


Post   » Wed Jul 05, 2006 12:32 am

Sadness. I am so sorry. Hope it was a peaceful crossing.

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Post   » Wed Jul 05, 2006 4:43 pm

Oh, sweet little Meg! You are the reason she made it as far as she did. I'm so sorry, Chary. You done good with her.

Rest well, Meg.

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Post   » Wed Jul 05, 2006 5:52 pm

Oh, Nik, I'm so sorry. I know how much she meant to you. She was a wonderful spunky girl, I loved meeting her.

You gave her the best life. She was so lucky to wind up with you. Take care of yourself.


Post   » Fri Jul 07, 2006 3:29 pm

Thanks for your kind thoughts. She was my most precious and I miss her terribly.

Now only one of my avatar pigs is still living.

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Post   » Fri Jul 07, 2006 3:35 pm

Oh dear - I'm so very sorry.

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