Could also mix a single dose with a flavorful juice, maybe Odwalla if you have it.
I crush the pills as best I can, soak them, crush some more, stir it up, crush... Eventually I have totally disolved pills in the proper amount of water.
Then, I give one ml. syringe full, twice a day.
Shake it well first, of course.
I have a bunch of little plastic bottles around from my years of getting pig meds. I keep the shilintong mixture in the fridge and make up a new batch every few days.
My sister has been giving her stone pig this dose and while the stone hasn't moved (and maybe it has nothing to do with it), but the stone is supposedly smaller now. Weird, eh? I thought stones only got bigger.
Anyway, it is difficult to control the dosage of these pills. You can crush them and sprinkle them over veggies, but you don't know how much of it ends up in their system. A lot of it appears to end up at the bottom of their bowls. I tried mixing a dose with critical care and syringe feeding. That seems to work, but the effect of the herb seems to drop off quickly after 10 hours, so you have to get more of it in their system before the effect wears off. I am using it for a pig that has inoperable tumors up and down her urinary tract. 2 pills in the morning and 2 at night seem to be managing her pain for now. I am dreading the day that even these pills will no longer work and I will have to put her to sleep. For now, she is still having more good days than bad days.
Any ideas on how long it should take to show any improvements? Hope it's soon.
My question is does it have to be in the fridge? I have OCD about leaving medication unattended but if it is best to be in the fridge I will.
It is not a painkiller so piggies will still experience pain when they have to pass a (small) stone or sludge.
From what I understand it is more of a relaxant for the bladder and should help with irritation of the bladder? Hence making it easier to pass the stone or sludge and that makes it less painful after a while?
At least that is why I bought it