These 4 pigs have 2 days left

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Lynx
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Post   » Tue May 25, 2004 8:05 pm


I would skip the Advantage and only use ivermectin topically. Use the Advantage in a couple weeks if you feel there are any lice still there. As I posted, the ivermectin should also treat lice if there are any present when used topically.

critterluv02

Post   » Tue May 25, 2004 9:34 pm


Thanks Lynx. Red Blur is here and we are getting started. We will take your advice and just use the Ivermectin. I will send the Advantage along so they can follow up in Denver.

Josephine
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Post   » Tue May 25, 2004 10:04 pm


I personally wouldn't use the Advantage if you are doing the ivermectin topically. It's safe to use the ivermectin orally and the Advantage topically, but generally not necessary if you use the ivermectin topically. Ivermectin just isn't as effective on lice as the Advantage. I usually use Advantage if lice are known and the pig has been cleared of possible mite infestation.

critterluv02

Post   » Tue May 25, 2004 11:12 pm


Thanks Josephine, I personally have only ever used Ivermectin here and never needed Advantage (yet). I will knock on wood that I don't end up with a bunch of lice infested piggies now.

On an upnote, the three older piggies are looking so good. Steiner (DEW) is regrowing hair and his big scab has fallen off. Betty (Black abby) had a large bald spot which now has a nice layer of new fuzz.

All the piggies (excluding Hanky) got their first dose of Ivermectin and they actually look very good, so I don't think the final rescuers are going to have too much rehab on their hands.

They are all enjoying their new hay from KMs Hayloft. Thanks again for the generosity!

Charybdis

Post   » Tue May 25, 2004 11:33 pm


Ick. Definitely lines of communication have definitely been crossed.

I never said that the Advantage should be repeated in a week. It was only used in the case of the Long Beach pigs because they were literally crawling with lice. Ivermectin does work topically on lice but, as Josephine mentioned, it is not as effective as Advantage. I usually use only topical Ivermectin, but not when I'm about to transport 3 lice-infested pigs with a bunch of non-lice-infested pigs.

If you use Advantage topically, it would be kind of chemical overload to use Ivermectin topically at the same time.

Sorry for the misunderstanding. I must not have been clear. Good to hear that they are all doing well.

critterluv02

Post   » Sat May 29, 2004 1:43 pm


Just wanted to let everyone know that Red Blur and her husband were just here to pick up all my little California friends. They are packed up with lots of hay, pellets and fresh veggies.

It was difficult to let them go after only having them for a week and a half. I was so tempted on several occassions to call Vikki to let her know there would only be 9 coming as I really didn't want to part with Steiner and Barney. I am a softy for the oldies and they are both the sweetest big guys. They love to squish in your arms when you hold them. I got Steiner all spiffed up before his departure this a.m. He is looking very good with a nice covering of new hair in his previously bald spot.

I checked Luella's pelvis which has not yet begun to open so unless stress does her in, I don't think Jen will have to worry about any babies coming while they are on the road. She is one huge girl though.

I have prepared name tags for each pig with their med info and dates so Vikki will have all the info once they arrive there. We had a heck of a time getting them to stick to the plastic tubs so they don't look very pretty, but they should serve their purpose.

I also sent along the meds and advantage that Chary brought with them, minus the Flagyl because it is gone. RB has Barney's Tresaderm in her cooler (along with a TON of fresh veggies to keep them hydrated). His head tilt hasn't righted yet, so his meds and ear treatments are there in case you decide to continue on with the treatments once he arrives.

Thanks again to Talishan for the generous donation of hay for this group while they were here. They enjoyed every bite and RB has taken what was left in the bag along with them.

Thanks to Chary for saving their lives and providing the necessary meds for me to continue on with their treatments.

Let's hope they all have a good trip!

Talishan
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Post   » Sat May 29, 2004 5:32 pm


And a big thanks to you for being their halfway house.

Charybdis

Post   » Sat May 29, 2004 6:01 pm


Great job, Critterluv. Barney is a sweetie, isn't he? Fairly melts in your arms. I'm glad to hear that they got safely on their way. Those are some very lucky pigs.

critterluv02

Post   » Sun May 30, 2004 12:24 am


Just thought I would post that I got all their photos in my album now. They are not gorgeous photos as I was a bit rushed, but for those who would like to see everyone, at least you can see what each pig looks like.

Just go to: www.picturetrail.com and type in Pigpalooza. They are in the "CA Pigs" album.

I hope they are all snug in their hotel room for the night. I will be looking forward to an update from Wheeky8 tomorrow when they arrive. I hope she has internet access right now.

ChunkyPiggies

Post   » Sun May 30, 2004 12:26 am


Wow very beautiful pigs! Steiner looks like Slim Shady.

Penelop has that really cute, "oh please dont eat me" look.

Charybdis

Post   » Sun May 30, 2004 3:46 am


He acts like Slim Shady too.

Critterluv, those are gorgeous pics. Did we ever figure out what kind of agouti Gordon is?

critterluv02

Post   » Sun May 30, 2004 9:40 am


Erin mentioned a reverse agouti. That is the only feedback I got. I just call him "very striking". haha

critterluv02

Post   » Sun May 30, 2004 7:42 pm


Wheeky8 - are they there yet? I am very anxious to hear how everyone did on the trip.

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wheeky8

Post   » Mon May 31, 2004 12:27 am


Yes. They're here now. They all made it fine, and no, no babies yet.

We got everyone unloaded alright, and they've settle in. They all dove in to their piles of hay as soon as we got them out of their bins. They were pretty happy to be out of them and run around. It took Eddie a while to settle though, he's a really rowdy piggy! Was he very vocal at your place? Good heavens!Squawk! Squawk! Rumble, rumble. Squawk! He he.

I had a really busy day. My own Hedwig became ill last night, and I had to start her on meds and handfeeding. I've been busy with her all day, and getting quarantine ready, etc. So since I don't think it's a good idea to leave her alone, I've setup with Shannon to have her come and get the pigs going to her place on Tuesday.

I need to go though, I've still got 'work' work to do tonight, due tomorrow, and then do pig rounds again.

critterluv02

Post   » Mon May 31, 2004 12:34 am


Thanks so much Wheeky8 for the update. I have been checking my email all day hoping to hear something. I was about to call you but didn't want to bother you.

Yes, Eddie is extremely busy and the whole bunch is vocal. Once they figure out the triggers for fresh food, watch out! They will all squak when they think the goods are coming!

I am relieved to know they got there. Give them all a special chin rub from me when you have time.

Talishan
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Post   » Mon May 31, 2004 2:55 pm


Yay! My best to Hedwig. Thank you so much for taking them.

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wheeky8

Post   » Mon May 31, 2004 4:11 pm


Well... Hedwig didn't make it through the night. She passed on early this morning, lying in her cuddlecup with her chin resting on the edge of the fleece, the same way we placed her in there for bedtime, next to our bed at 3:30am. When I woke at 5:30, she was already gone.

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Lynx
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Post   » Mon May 31, 2004 4:14 pm


Oh, I'm sorry. That is so sad.

critterluv02

Post   » Mon May 31, 2004 4:34 pm


Wheeky8 - I am so sorry to hear of your loss.

Talishan
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Post   » Mon May 31, 2004 5:00 pm


Oh no. Oh no. I am so very sorry. My understanding and sympathy to you and V.

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