possible urine scald

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meganmarie

Post   » Wed Jan 07, 2015 5:09 pm


Ginger, Female Guinea, about 1 year. I was doing a check up on everyone today. I held Ginger over my head a little bit(up and infront of me), and i saw...something i would almost describe as goo. It is up, above her vagina(it starts right at the top and goes up for about a 1/4''. It was the color of pee, but it was...wet and gooey, like it had been there for awhile. What is this? Anybody have any ideas?

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PinkRufus
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Post   » Wed Jan 07, 2015 6:10 pm


Can you post a picture?

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meganmarie

Post   » Wed Jan 07, 2015 6:25 pm


unfortunately, no. Without thinking, i saw it on her, and i freaked out. I got a wet soapy washcloth and washed it off. I didn't want it staying on her...i kicked myself in the butt when i was posting...i knew i should've taken a picture...

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PinkRufus
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Post   » Wed Jan 07, 2015 6:58 pm


Does her skin appear okay now? Urine scald does not vanish, but takes time to treat. You can compare with the pics here:
http://www.guinealynx.info/urine_scald.html

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meganmarie

Post   » Wed Jan 07, 2015 7:09 pm


yes, her skin does look okay...The...goo, was in her fur, matting it.

bpatters
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Post   » Wed Jan 07, 2015 7:24 pm


Is she housed alone, or with another pig?

Another possibility is that she's lost the mucus plug that sows have between heat cycles.

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meganmarie

Post   » Wed Jan 07, 2015 7:28 pm


She is housed with 2 other girls, and 1 neutered male.

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meganmarie

Post   » Wed Jan 07, 2015 7:30 pm


Could any of this be a sign of a UTI? I've studied the Guinealynx "UTI" page, but maybe i missed something?

bpatters
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Post   » Wed Jan 07, 2015 7:48 pm


My money's on the mucus plug, particularly if it was gooey.

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jacqueline

Post   » Wed Jan 07, 2015 7:55 pm


Boar glue?

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meganmarie

Post   » Wed Jan 07, 2015 8:46 pm


This is going to sound stupid---can boars create boar glue if fixed???

I guess the only thing i can do is watch her to see if it happens again to get a picture...

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jacqueline

Post   » Wed Jan 07, 2015 10:03 pm


I had to think about that myself. But with humans who get "fixed" they still ejaculate, but without active sperm, right?

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meganmarie

Post   » Wed Jan 07, 2015 10:04 pm


Yes, you're right.

bpatters
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Post   » Wed Jan 07, 2015 10:05 pm


Somebody with a neutered boar would have to answer that. I don't know whether it's the semen that makes it sticky/gluey or not.

Talishan
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Post   » Wed Jan 07, 2015 10:39 pm


"can boars create boar glue if fixed???"

OHHHH YEAHHHHHHH they can! And plenty of it! As far as I can tell, the discharge (dried seminal fluid) is the same whether neutered or not. Some males will discharge slighly less once neutered, but that's not consistent and as far as I know, the load's the same -- he's just shooting blanks.

I'd bet on the boar glue or mucous plug also. Sniff her butt. Does it have an odd or bad (i.e., not pee) smell? It could conceivably be fungal, a yeast overgrowth or possibly a discharge from her reproductive tract, but I'd guess that to be less likely than boar glue or mucous plug.

Is she eating, drinking, urinating, defecating and otherwise acting normally?

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meganmarie

Post   » Wed Jan 07, 2015 11:03 pm


Talishan...oh, blech. HAHA!

Yes, she is eating normal, acting normal...Actually, after i cleaned her, i sat on my couch to write on here, and i was watching her, worrying. She popcorned and went into a hidey. Oh, guinea pigs.

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meganmarie

Post   » Wed Jan 07, 2015 11:49 pm


Its goo that is coming out of her vagina...

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meganmarie

Post   » Wed Jan 07, 2015 11:55 pm


anybody know anything about pyometra?--it's coming out of her vagina. It is goo-like, which is making me think infection, but i don't know...Its coming out pretty steadily(she'll be wet over a 4-5 hour period). It doesn't smell--she just smells like a slightly pee-y ginger-pig.

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LS in AK
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Post   » Thu Jan 08, 2015 12:14 am


Is the goo the reddish smear in the photos?

How long has it been coming out?

If it is the whitish glob in the second photo, are you sure that's not just sludgy urine, and she may be dribbling due to a UTI?

I had one pig with (possible) pyometra along with ovarian cysts, and symptoms were nothing like this. She had overly hormonal behavior and loss of fur on her underside (due to the cysts) on top of significant weight loss and pain (maybe due to the pyometra?) but no discharge.

ETA: if that is sludgy urine that is dribbling out, then your pig *could* develop urine scald pretty quickly.

My little boy was incontinent during the last few weeks of his life, and he not only consistently smelled like pee, but his underside was slightly damp, and his front foot pads were turning red (the rest of him was black). I just started changing out his bedding as soon as he soiled it, and the smell/redness went away.

That you indicate your piggie smells like pee makes me think that may be more of what is going on here.

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meganmarie

Post   » Thu Jan 08, 2015 12:20 am


Yes, yes the 'reddish smear' is what i'm talking about. It is yellow-darkish in the light, it appears red in the picture(horrible camera, horrible light). As far as i can tell, only recently. Now, to my horror, i remember a time about a week ago that i wiped the same stuff off of her. I didn't think much about it, wiped it off, and went off checking everyone else(it was only a little bit, i thought she just had some pee on her).

The white globish thing is part of her vagina.

I dont know what it is. I read threads about mucus plugs, and this is nothing like it. Its a steady goo coming out, not a little bit and then an actual mucus plug. Its deff. coming out of her vagina, i checked thoroughly. Has this discharge ever happened with a UTI??? I checked the UTI page, it covers blood and squealing when peeing or pooping. But she hasn't done either, She is acting normally, but has this discharge.

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