Panqueca - Medical Thread

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Regiane
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Post   » Sun May 09, 2010 1:58 pm


Hi! Panqueca is a female, 955gr weight, about 2 years old. She was a gift from a friend in July 2008. I believe she had one or two months old when she came to me.

The only health problems she had until now been a fungal infection on the face (cheek) and lice (she came from a petshop).

For some time I have been noticing that her eyes are a little different: the white part underneath is more apparent. It looks the same in both eyes (pea eye?), but sometimes they looks just normal.

Today I took a picture of the left eye, where I noticed a small stain too. I'd like to take your opinion about it. Should I be concerned? Is this normal? Can anything be done? She does not seem bothered. Thank you all!

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Lynx
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Post   » Sun May 09, 2010 5:29 pm


Is the "stained" part reddish? Does it look at all inflamed? The eye otherwise looks more or less okay to me but I don't recall conjuctiva looking like the stained area. I imagine you checked out the eye page and the great pics in the Records forum? (linked to in the eye page).

I am guessing pea eye too.

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Regiane
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Post   » Sun May 09, 2010 6:38 pm


Thanks Lynx for reply! The stained part doesn't look reddish or inflamed. Looks brownish (like the eye color), and I see it's present in both eyes.

I saw the pictures in the eye page, don't found nothing this way. I took pictures of the other eye.

Another picture of left eye (she's looking up):
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The right eye looking to front:
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The right eye looking up:
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Post   » Sun May 09, 2010 8:19 pm


Your first photo is exceptionally clear and crisp. Let me know if you'd like it permanently added to your thread.

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Regiane
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Post   » Sun May 09, 2010 8:34 pm


Sure, you can add the photo.

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Post   » Mon May 10, 2010 8:44 am


Thanks!

Let us know if the eye changes or the white part becomes reddened.

Talishan
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Post   » Mon May 10, 2010 9:11 pm


Ditto Lynx, especially the "becomes reddened" part.

I have this vague recollection of seeing things like this before ... either in our own pigs or in photos on the board. It looks almost like the color in the iris of the eye is somehow leaking. I don't think it does that, of course, but it's not otherwise a problem or concern.

Changes or turning red would certainly be cause for a vet visit, though, IMO.

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Regiane
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Post   » Mon May 10, 2010 9:42 pm


Thanks very much, Lynx and Talishan!

I'll be observant. If the eyes has any changes, I'll post here and take her to the vet.

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Regiane
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Post   » Sat Aug 21, 2010 12:48 pm


Today I took my two girls for exams. Last week I took Panqueca to the the vet as routine, because I wanted to know especially about her teeth.

Today she did an x-ray of the skull to see the molars (without sedation).

And this is her x-ray:
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The report says there is a small growth of the molars, favoring malocclusion. (?)
It also says "increased radiodensity overlapped the auditory bullae and petrous (otitis?)".

She will return to the vet on Monday night. But until then, I wonder if anyone has any idea if it's okay, or if I should be worry. She is apparently fine.
Thanks!

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Post   » Sat Aug 21, 2010 2:17 pm


Sorry I can't help you on their observations! At least the roots don't look elongated.

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Regiane
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Post   » Mon Aug 23, 2010 8:05 pm


I just got back from the vet. She saw the X-ray, and said she has a little bit of malocclusion, but nothing that has to be done. :)

About "otitis" likely, she said it probably appeared because of the way the x-ray was done (she did compared to the x-ray of Pantufinha). She examined her ear, and just had a bit of wax. She indicated a product to clean the ear (called "Cerumin", human use: borate 8 - Hydroxyquinoline
Triethanolamine).

Despite the little bit of malocclusion, I'm happy that my girl is fine!

Thanks Lynx for always being so helpful with everyone.

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Post   » Mon Aug 23, 2010 8:40 pm


I only wish I knew more!

But then, I might be working ;-)

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Regiane
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Post   » Thu Sep 23, 2010 10:56 pm


Hi! Tonight I took my girls to cuddle, and my husband noticed a small lump on the back of Panqueca. It is lateral to the spine, is under the skin, is small, it seems hard, and I can move it under the skin. There's anything on the skin, and it's doesn't seems to be sore (she complained when I opened her hair to see it, but it seems the normal reaction, not pain).

I did a red circle on the location of the lump:
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I read the page about lumps, but would like more information. There's a way to know what it can be, or just making biopsy? Is it safe to just observe for a while or should I take her for tests?

Thanks!

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Post   » Fri Sep 24, 2010 9:27 am


I am going to guess it is either a cyst or a tricofoliculoma (more on the lumps page). So long as it does not seem infected (warm to touch, tender, etc.) I think you could monitor it for changes. If it gets much bigger or changes I would certainly see a vet.

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Regiane
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Post   » Fri Sep 24, 2010 10:23 pm


Thanks Lynx!

I noticed that I expressed badly: I meant that there is nothing in the skin, the skin is intact. The lump is under the skin.

I'll be watching and monitoring any change. I need to try to measure the size of the lump.

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Post   » Fri Sep 24, 2010 11:05 pm


With Snowflake when the tricofoliculoma developed, I think she bit at it and broke the skin.

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Regiane
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Post   » Mon Dec 27, 2010 7:17 pm


I'm worried about Panqueca.
Today I noticed she was sleeping, but her coat looked kind of little "puffed". It was just one moment, after this she look normal. She is active, eating, drinking, all the same.

I took her to weighing - she is now 1003gr, so she's heavier.

But her left eye is a bit of reddish:
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The first and second photos in this thread is of this same eye if someone wish to compare.

I wish I could take better photos now, but it's night now and that's the best I could take. I was reading the page about eye conditions - could this be the conjunctiva? The right eye looks normal.

I'm specially worried because until now I have not a really good vet to see her. I'll try to take her to a vet in a nearby city. But I really appreciate if someone could help with some idea of what it can be and what should be make.

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Post   » Mon Dec 27, 2010 8:12 pm


I do think it possible that sometimes an eye can become irritated but clear up. It seems a little more closed. Do you see any other signs of illness? If the eye appears otherwise okay, there is no abnormal tearing, you might just keep an eye on it.

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Regiane
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Post   » Mon Dec 27, 2010 8:31 pm


Thank you Lynx.

Despite of this eye, she looks normal. This eye was not this way yesterday...

I'll be observant. If it's just an irritation, it must be better tomorrow or it could take more days?

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Post   » Mon Dec 27, 2010 8:42 pm


You would look for tearing, any cloudiness, anything to indicate the eye was injured. If she seems in any pain (changed behavior), that might be an indicator that something is going on.

A vet might prescribe a soothing ophthalmic ointment (if you have any, it would likely do no harm and could help).

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