Yuk. I tried putting just a little ointment on yesterday and some mineral oil to soften up the lip area. This morning he did not come out of his pigloo for breakfast.
Gave him some Critical care, banana and barley in a pellet dish. He took the CC, ate a bit of banana, and was munching on the barley.
It´s been 5 weeks since he had his teeth trimmed last time.
His mouth is basically a wreck. His breath stinks again. It does most of the time.
In his past, he´s had two surgeries to have a cancerous mass removed from his jaw.
Suggestions on treating the soars? Time to trim teeth again?? This is one damn expensive pig. But he´s worth it.
I can get photos later. Will call the vet when he gets in.
Are the actual incisors angled or are they worn on an angle. If they´re worn at an angle it means his molars are overgrown on just one side indicating jaw weakness on one side.
I have had an animal physical therapist manipulate pig jaws back into position. Yeah, she was surprised she could do it.
He´ll need to be on antibiotics for the sores.
- Little Jo Wheek
After trying many therapies from systemic and topical antibiotics/antiseptics and dietary changes (fresh grass or VERY soft hay and pellets with veggies only), I finally figured it out. Topical BNP (like Neosporin). I had used some debridement and chlorhexidine and betadine, but it proved to be quite painful for her and not very successful. Systemic Baytril was given for some time also, but it wasn´t the key I think. I was quite worried about her possibly injesting the BNP, but I did watch her like a hawk for antibiotic intolerance. I never had to change the treatment and to this date it is the only thing that worked for her.
He must be doing a lecture. Definitely worth vets attending. He does animal dentistry on creatures from elephants to cavies. Our Veterinary Clinic cat sports a gold fang he put in to replace the missing one. And he looks after a lot of the RCMP dogs´ teeth. We´ve been providing him with a rather sad collection of pig skulls for tooth research.
The latest "fun" project for him that probably won´t end well is calcified saliva glands on one of our pigs that appear to be interfering with her bite. Right now it looks like surgery is the only option, since the glands are getting larger and keep calcifying (xray diagnosis) but it´s never been done before so the prognosis isn´t great. He´s researching on the net to see if anyone is familiar with the problem but I have my doubts he´ll come up with anything. Which means we´ll just make it up as we go along as per usual.
Hey, if anyone knows anything about calcified saliva glands......
So here´s your solution. Think bull. As in... "A bullfighter doesn´t wave his flag in front of anything vital -- he waves it in front of a false target somewhere off to his side.´
Give people a different, easy, believable target to attack.
Tell them you´re in love with George Stephanopoulos, you go to Saturn reunions, and you think The Chorus Line is one of the greatest musicals of all time.
Me, I tell everyone I can watch 60 Minutes in 45.