I am so, so glad this pig is in your hands. I hope he heals up.
I didn't take the scab off either. The neosporin and soaking loosened it up and it came off on its own.
gel bandage, gauze figure 8 wrap around gel bandage. Vet wrap around gauze. tape around top of ankle to keep bangage on.
There is a spray available that enhances granulation on large surface wounds. Ask your vet.
- Little Jo Wheek
I am making plans to pick up the guy on Thursday. We'll get it figured out. My vet will work him up the following Wednesday. I have a feeling comprehensive rads and bloodwork are in order. He will need the bloodwork periodically if we will do NSAIDS long-term. I'm planning on keeping him on systemic antibiotics and extra C definitely. Ivermectin, etc. I have set-up for a fleece-lined 2 x 4 C & C.
His impaction got better nearly overnight. Yesterday morning, he had yucky, stinky, clumpy poops. Now, although he needs help getting them out of his pouch, his poops are perfect and well formed. Maybe he figured out the hay?
He loves the organic mix from Trader Joe's, romaine, dandelion greens, red leaf, apples and oranges, but will not eat tomato or red pepper. He likes to chew on anything that he's not supposed to (newspaper, towels, lettuce bag). He stays in his soaking tub until I walk away and then he hops out the minute he can't see me anymore. He's quite the character.