I hope that she doesn't have a huge one instead of multiple ones because of the complications I heard about. I am sure now that she is. And to think I HAD this resolved a few days ago! When they come out I will be sure to post pics as soon as I am able.
 She was in the cage with the male for almost a month until the day before I posted on here when I found out "he" was indeed a "she". So she should be due in a little under 3 more weeks I think?
Ivomec Question: I just got a scale from my fiance's mother. It appears to weigh correctly when we weighed several different weight cans.
I weighed each of my pigs does this sound right for weights and dosage info? I also calculated the ivomec dose on Lynx's dose calculator.
Cajun: .963kg (dosage .048cc) <-- can this be rounded to .5 or not?
Cashew: .850kg (dosage .043cc)
Lilly: .425kg (dosage .02cc)
Mother-in-law's piggy: .595kg (dosage .03cc)
I have the syrynges to take it out and understand it goes on topically. I have read the medical thread and I am still a bit confused. Is each tic-mark .01cc? And do I round up or down with the dosage calculator?
Do some dry run tests with water. It should be a coupld drops or so. That will help you know if you're in the ballpark.
p.s. you have a 1cc syringe, right? Break it down into tenths and hundreths visually so the lines make sense to you.
Apparently her pig is scratching horribly and she can't afford the vet here. Well, I treated her two also. Her piggy is doing a little better with the scratching. We'll see how it goes with the hair loss.
Would you recommend 4 weeks of treatment for the hairloss (maybe longer...)? I think I'll do 4 weeks for mine because it won't hurt them and it seems to be an epidemic in this place!
I really cannot afford to have a skin biopsy and stuff done right now! What the hell. I hope she doesn't die and I hope she doesn't have cancer. Advice? Should I go get a biopsy?
Also do pigs shed their "winter hair"? My pigs got a thicher coat when it was colder but it's warming up and they seem to be shedding tons more. Already treated for mites too so it's not that.
If I took a picture, you cannot see it as it can only be felt. There are no abnormal skin blemishes also.
I hope it is not a cancerous tumor!
No white/grey stuff
She doesn't pick at it, in fact the only way I even knew it was there is because I was bathing/grooming her and I felt it while riffling her fur to get it dry.
I will post a picture. You won't be able to see anything, it is under her skin. Just a hard bump. Cannot see an enlarged follicle, no infection, nothing, just a hard bump.
Well, today I noticed it was a tiny bit larger. Still not the size as a normal pea, but like a baby pea size. It is a little flatter than it used to be. Now though, there appears to be a little white dot, like a white-head pimple looking thing just barely big enough to notice. It is still hard as a rock though.
I just went and reread the follicular cyst information and similar topics. It doesn't appear to be that at all (unless it is super-early in development).
Should I shave off some of the hair in the area to get a better look? Maybe try to scrape the white thing off and try to squeeze it gently? I have some pics:
- I GAVE, dammit!
I get the vet to lance them and squeeze the material out. Then I put Otomax in the hole.
As long as they don't get bigger, you don't have to do that. But if they get bigger, they must be lanced, because they can explode inwards - and you don't want that to happen.
If in doubt, get the vet to check it out anyway.
Edit: Right now, the bump is about the size of the exposed skin in the pic, hard to see but maybe a tad bigger.
Also, may pulling a hair out inside the white "head" help me know what kind it is or if it looks waxy or is a different texture? I'd hate to pick at it and hurt her, just to be able to tell you what it actually is instead of causing the least amount of stress possible or the quickest amount of irritation.
- I GAVE, dammit!
You could lance it, I suppose (and then be sure to squeeze all the crap out - follicular cyst material is very thick and skin colored). But you'll be a braver person than I (not hard!).
I mean, if we do lance it, and it is not one of these, we could always treat the wound with ointment or something to prevent infection right? Kind of like with children and their cuts. She doesn't tend to pick at herself much at all so I doubt if she'll bother it much if we do.
- I GAVE, dammit!
I suppose if I did do it, I'd just do what we do at the vet. He lances it, then when I get home I shove Otomax into the hole (triple a/b ointment would do just as well I suspect).
Or you could just leave it alone and watch it.