parasite passed through urethra?

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MKay

Post   » Thu Oct 26, 2017 1:13 pm


Basil is a six and a half year old boar, developed a Uri early this year, has dropped from 1200ish down to 804g, stopped eating hay and nuggets. Teeth and mouth are fine, some small spurs developing due to low hay consumption but they are being monitored.
Down to eating only grass and dandelions on his own, hand feeding steeped nuggets and oxbow CC, upto 90g p day, supplementing fluid intake with 20ml juice also.
URI has been persistent, may be heart may be vets prescribing single week courses of AB's and clearing the infection.
Using Calpol as pain relief for uri and arthritis.

Wondered if weight loss could be parasidic nematode "Fluke" as this years wet weather has meant exceptional numbers. Treated with Fasinex.

So, whilst hand feeding him this morning he squeeked in pain and then partially passed what looks like a parasite out of his urethra, I have not heard of a parasite being passed from the bladder?

I will add a photo next, hopefully someone has knowledge on the subject.

bpatters
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Post   » Thu Oct 26, 2017 2:07 pm


I'm very skeptical of a parasite in the bladder, although I suppose it's possible if it somehow made its way up the urethra. Do post a picture, as it will give us a much better idea of what's going on.

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Lynx
RESIST

Post   » Thu Oct 26, 2017 9:53 pm


Yes, more likely the digestive tract.

You can send your picture to me if it is nice and clear:
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I can post it tomorrow.

MKay

Post   » Fri Oct 27, 2017 7:10 am


Considering I manually (carefully) drew the offending item from his urethra by hand, which drew out his shaft as it removed I can assure you of it's location. I am simply at a loss for what it might be.

On a good note basil has started eating a little on his own and is fighting me hand feeding him which is a good sign.

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PinkRufus
Contributor in 2014

Post   » Fri Oct 27, 2017 8:41 am


It's most likely a sperm rod. If you search that term in the medical forum, you will turn up several topics. Some may have photos.

bpatters
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Post   » Fri Oct 27, 2017 9:43 am


Ditto PinkRufus.

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Lynx
RESIST

Post   » Fri Oct 27, 2017 10:42 am


You guys called it! When I saw the pictures (before I logged in here and read her description of pulling it out of the penis), I knew right off what it was. So, no, this is not a parasite.

Some great pics, by the way! Here you go:





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