Okay, here I go. Back in August when I was afraid we were going to lose Peanutbutter, you had told me to get her to the vet, etc. Well, I am very proud to say Peanutbutter is herself once again and, meanner than ever.
This problem I have now is with my boar, Author.
I had cleaned the cage that he and, Lancealot share and,let them run. An hour or so later, Author had started to get confused and, couldn´t keep his balance. We started to force feed him, immediately. Strained carrots and mixed fruit with yougart. He´s been doing his thing as far as peeing and pooping. Actually there is nothing wrong with his appetite, he just has a hard time walking and lifting his head.
What more can I do for him ?
Thank you, Pam
Actually, Dinomom could probably help you with this. It may be an inner ear infection. I would see a vet immediately. Could also be ear mites or a vitamin or mineral deficiency. If it is an infection, your pet needs antibiotics.
Oh, I would increase vitamin C. Give a quarter tablet of a chewable 100mg (I think) tab.
Register at the new forum and hopefully we can get you some advice from people who know more than I do.
This pig should be rushed to emergency, xrayed and given Lasix if it looks at all like the heart is involved. Heart problems are very common in pigs. Out of 20 we have 4 on varying degrees of heart meds.
With both pigs the symptoms came on very suddenly.
In regards to how common heart problems are in pigs - we did have 21 in our herd, 5 of that number being "heart" pigs. We recently lost Willie 18 months after he was diagnosed with heart disease when his heart finally gave out. He was over 5 years old. His first symptoms when initially diagnosed were an inability to hold his head up and difficulty walking that came on very suddenly.