Broken leg?

Nannub

Post   » Tue Jan 31, 2017 4:32 pm


http://imgur.com/a/xe4ln

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.

Nannub

Post   » Tue Jan 31, 2017 4:46 pm


http://imgur.com/a/60jO3

Here's her paw from a different angle. There's some hair loss. Could this be mites? We have no clue what's going on to be honest guys... Her back legs are getting better and now her front paw is like this?

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Post   » Tue Jan 31, 2017 8:21 pm


It's not mites. It looks like possibly early bumblefoot.

I'd get her to the vet -- the quicker you get started, the quicker it will be resolved.

Nannub

Post   » Tue Jan 31, 2017 8:36 pm


We called the vet. Vet said this is bumblefoot and that the treatment she's getting is the right one. That since her back legs are almost recovered already what probably happened is that she had bumblefoot in the back legs and when we started the treatment it migrated to her front paw. So vet assured us she was on the right treatment and she should keep improving in the next few days, if not we should give her a call and bring her in. She's still on Baytril and Metacam. We'll keep a close eye on her.

Nannub

Post   » Fri Feb 10, 2017 7:45 pm


Hi guys,

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.

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Lynx
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Post   » Fri Feb 10, 2017 11:04 pm


Has the vet considered switching to another antibiotic? Not rereading but has he taken an xray to see if there is any infection in the bone?

Nannub

Post   » Fri Feb 10, 2017 11:32 pm


She had xrays taken in two different appointments and both were fine. No infection on the bone. Just swelling of the soft tissue of the legs. Back legs are getting better but she doesn't use them a lot. She walks here and there but not like a normal active pig. The swelling of the front paw is slowly disappearing but is still there. She said if she isn't getting better we should take her to an especialist in Colorado or Washington.... We'll make an appointment with a different vet to ask for a third opinion on this situation. She's been on Baytril for almost 4 weeks, so we'll ask about switching AB.

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Lynx
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Post   » Sat Feb 11, 2017 7:26 am


The lymph system may be involved. I mentioned a possible heart condition. Perhaps read over:

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Here are your two swollen foot pictures:

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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.

Nannub

Post   » Sat Feb 11, 2017 10:00 am


Thanks Lynx. We will be asking the vet all this questions. We just want our girl to get better already :(

Nannub

Post   » Fri Feb 24, 2017 6:41 pm


Hi everyone, I wanna update you all... Victoria is almost done with her 6th week of Baytril, she's done with the Metacam... even though her back legs seem to be better, no swelling, she's been getting her muscles back, she still struggles to walk. The swelling on her front paw came back today. We made an appointment for next Monday. Her appetite has increased in the past few days and she gained weight too. Maybe they'll switch her to Bactrim? Or another AB? Anyway, I wanted to update you guys to let you know that we're still fighting the bumblefoot...

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Lynx
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Post   » Fri Feb 24, 2017 7:58 pm


Thanks for the update. 6 weeks is a long time for Baytril! If Bactrim is suitable, it is pretty well tolerated and is sometimes used for extended treatment of urinary tract infections.

Nannub

Post   » Mon Feb 27, 2017 3:07 pm


Update: back from the vet. Vet said it looks like Bumblefoot resistant to Baytril. Victoria is on Bactrim .35ml/q12hs and Metacam for a month and we should check with her vet every week.

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sosumi

Post   » Mon Feb 27, 2017 3:59 pm


A few years ago, our Ginger had bumble foot on all 4 feet after surgery and a difficult recovery. We wanted to avoid oral antibiotics, since she did not tolerate them well.

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.

Nannub

Post   » Mon Feb 27, 2017 4:12 pm


Thanks for the info!!!! We'll try this round of Bactrim and if it doesn't work then we'll definitely talk to our ver about that. We're giving her benebac with the Baytril and her appetite decreased during the first week of treatment (6 weeks ago) but now she's eating like a champ. We've been checking her weight and we hope she gains a little bit more when she recovers. Such a stressful time... bumblefoot sucks!

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Post   » Mon Feb 27, 2017 9:46 pm


This is more about soaking the feet but these feet really don't look anywhere as bad as my guinea pig Nina's feet.

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She had open sores and I had to soak and bandage her feet.

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Nannub

Post   » Mon Feb 27, 2017 11:16 pm


Thanks for the info Lynx! We'll look into this!

Nannub

Post   » Sat Mar 25, 2017 5:29 pm


Hi everyone, update: Victoria has gained weight over the past few weeks. She's at 656 grams. She's really wobbly when she walks and the dark spots in her paws are slowly disappearing. She's been on Bactrim for almost a month now, we're doing Epsom salts soaks...

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Lynx
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Post   » Sat Mar 25, 2017 8:15 pm


Do be careful with the soaks. There is a warning on the pododermatitis page that you can't get any of the salts in the eyes.

I hope you start seeing some more improvement. Gaining weight is wonderful.

www.guinealynx.info/pododermatitis.html

Nannub

Post   » Sat Mar 25, 2017 9:31 pm


Thanks Lynx.
We only soak her feet and make sure we rinse them really good before putting her back in the cage. :)

Nannub

Post   » Thu Apr 20, 2017 9:46 pm


Hi everyone... I wanted to update you all guys...
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.

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