Joy sees Carol again Friday. Seems to be swollen before where the toes are. Not sure if infected, paw a grey to blue in colour, warm to the touch.
What caused it, do you know?
We got bale of hay-Meadow-full of hay seeds. Joy managed to get a very small one almost like a splinter into her paw. We tried getting it out but couldn't. Vet had a go when they did her teeth and the skin was 65% hanging on her paw.
How long did you soak the foot? How many times?
Twice a day for a few minutes each time. She just hates being wet. Mostly we just have 2 containers one of salty solution Epsom or plain and one of water and we use cotton balls to wet the paw.
Also, have you tried Metacam to get some of the inflammation down?
Been on very low dose-0.3mls for 800g piggy(0.5ml cat strength)a day any more than this and she stops eating. She also gets Protexin daily. On Meloxicam now for nearly 2 months-teeth before paw.
Chloramphenicol penetrates bone very well if you think it's a bone infection.
Hasn't ventured any further than the paw for now. Leg not swollen. The paw is grey to light blue in colour a scab(which keeps coming of when bathed) and warm to the touch, swollen foot especially around little toe.
Thanks for the replies bpatters, rjespicer, Lynx, and sef1268. Paw is also now more flexible. Keep you posted. Too hot here over 40C and will be all week. Much cooler inside though for everyone, pigs and humans. Send us some snow please?