My pig's back legs are getting better every day. She's still on Baytril, Metacam and she's eating, pooping, drinking. She's walking. Today my fiance came home to her not putting any weight on her front left paw and there's the picture of it. It seems to be swollen. We don't understand if this is Bumblefoot or if it's something else. She seems to be getting better but this... we don't understand.
She hasn't lost any weight. She's eating critical care daily as a supplement.
A little update: we're still fighting Bumblefoot.... It's been almost a month since we started the treatment. Even though her back legs are getting better she has no strenght on them and the infection had a chance to spread to one of her front paws.... Swelling is down on the front paw and her back legs are getting better every day. Anyway, she's at 636grams right now, eating and pooping normally.... she's also eating critical care but we don't know how to help her gain weight. She was at 693grams a month ago when she got sick. So we don't know if this is normal for her situation or she should be eating more stuff... We appreciate any advice.
Here are your two swollen foot pictures:
I had suggested a different antibiotic when you mentioned an infection. It might be worthwhile to find out if there is actually an infection present. I believe you'd have to stop the antibiotics for a while and check the blood for signs of infection. Your vet would know more than I would about this.
The vet prescribed diluted chlorhexidine soaks twice a day and Silver Sulfadiazine cream two to three times a day. Her feet cleared up nicely and she didn't have the anorexia with oral ABx.
After 2 months with no improvement, 2 different vets, 2 different ABS... We decided to try with a different vet.
They took xrays again. They gave us some answers. Bones, extra bones, that aren't supposed to be there have appeared around Victoria's joints. Vet thought it could be an autoinmune illness like some kind of rheumatoid arthritis, or scurvy. Either way, she said Victoria is so sick that she may not walk again. But she recommended to try steroids with a new antibiotic and some fresh vitamin C every day.
Victoria has the best care she could ever get, she gets the best pellets in the market, fresh hay and veggies every day and we don't know how she got so sick.
No need to say I'm heartbroken that the other two vets wasted our and Victoria's precious time...
We're picking up the meds and starting this treatment. Keep us in your thoughts.