What does Shilintong look like?

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Post   » Wed Apr 09, 2008 3:06 pm

I got a reply, very quick! He apologised, said he'll send the right stuff tomorrow and that I can keep the stuff he sent me. Great, anti wrinkle cream and hemeroid cream.. just what every 18year old needs! :)

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Post   » Wed Apr 09, 2008 3:24 pm

Hilarious mistake. Nice gift for your favorite old lady friend.

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Post   » Thu Apr 17, 2008 6:18 am

Wohoo! My shilintong arrive this morning. Arrived Signed for, left on the doorstep even though we were in.. grr!

Anyway they are brown pills wohoo.. however they are large and smell of vanilla coffee. How on earth am I going to get him to swallow these.

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Post   » Thu Apr 17, 2008 6:42 am

Wahh.. he won't eat it! I've tried breaking it up and placing it in his mouth but he spits it at me, I've tried popping it in a blue berry, and crushing it up and smearing it on a romaine leaf. Now I am trying to dissolve it in water but it's not dissolving!

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Post   » Thu Apr 17, 2008 8:57 am

Brandi recommends letting it get goopy in a cucumber and then feeding that way.

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Post   » Thu Apr 17, 2008 10:28 am

You can also try crushing fine, mixing with some water, shaking vigorously, drawing dose with 1cc syringe asap and giving that way. Generally, if you give a medication by syringe to the back of the mouth via the side of the mouth, they have no choice but to swallow.

Could also mix a single dose with a flavorful juice, maybe Odwalla if you have it.

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Post   » Thu Apr 17, 2008 11:15 am

I fix up a few pills at a time. For me, it's 6 pills and 12 ml's water. Whatever number of pills you do at a time, it's 2 mls. per pill.

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.

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Post   » Thu Apr 17, 2008 11:21 am

I ordered the pills from MaxNature and they sent me the yellow coated ones with a completely different name on the bottle. However, when I wash off the yellow coating, the pills look and smell just like the brown pills.

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.

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Post   » Thu Apr 17, 2008 12:55 pm

Zoe thanks for that, I think I will do that. I crushed the tablet and put it in a syringe with 1ml of water. It didn't completely dissolve but it was enough. I will do it properly like you tomorrow. Thanks!

Any ideas on how long it should take to show any improvements? Hope it's soon.

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Post   » Fri Apr 18, 2008 11:41 am

Zoe, I made up a similar mix to yours. I put 10 crushed up tablets into 10ml of water then give him 0.5ml twice a day. I might up it to 1ml twice a day if this dose doesn't help.

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.

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Post   » Fri Apr 18, 2008 12:08 pm

I put mine in the fridge. I don't want to take any chances that it might either lose it's potency or go bad.

Would someone mess with it if it was in your fridge?

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Post   » Fri Apr 18, 2008 1:37 pm

If it's in juice, it needs to be in the fridge. The juice part will spoil.

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Post   » Fri Apr 18, 2008 2:47 pm

No of course not, it's just me and my problems!

It's in the fridge now and he had his second dose, it's a bit cold though! Do pigs get brain freeze? :p

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Post   » Tue May 06, 2008 11:52 am

My Shilintong is congealing in the fridge, does it just require more of a shake? I do a ten days supply but it doesn't last no where near that long.

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Post   » Tue May 06, 2008 12:46 pm

I would make up less at a time then. 1-2 days worth.

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Post   » Tue May 06, 2008 3:53 pm

Mine never did that. Perhaps your fridge is too cold for it? Try moving it to another shelf. I just made some up in a measuring cup and covered it with plastic wrap. I would make up about 2 days worth at a time.


Post   » Wed May 07, 2008 4:55 pm

I don't understand what the difference between the Yellow Coated pills and the regular Brown ones are. I received the Yellow Coated ones, and was giving them to Henry.


Post   » Sat Aug 20, 2011 9:46 am

Can anyone tell me if these are the same brown pills that everyone is using because I've used it for a few days and my piggy still seems in pain.


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Post   » Sat Aug 20, 2011 10:41 am

That's exactly what I use.

Wow. This is an old thread!


Post   » Sat Aug 20, 2011 11:32 am

I am using these too.

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

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