It was about an inch long and half inch wide. I had assumed it was blood in the urine, but it certainly doesn't *look* like urine. It almost looks like mucus. It wasn't laying in a puddle of pee, it was just laying as is. All I know was that it came from Sanford and it came from her backside. I don't know which opening.
Other than this bizzare thing, Sanford is eating / pooping etc. normally and appears to be in no pain.
The emergency vet at UPenn had no idea what it was either. Granted they only had these photos to go on since I coudln't take the cage with me. They agreed that it didn't look like urine and that they wouldn't recommend an x-ray because they are doubting stones or UTI. They gave sub-q fluids to induce a pee, and when she did pee, no blood or signs of distress.
They told me to take her home, separate her (since intros were just today anyway) and monitor her output.
What in gods name is this? Does anyone have any ideas? What should I request from my normal vet when I call? I'm at a loss.
UTI (you mentioned probably not that)
Endometriosis (do pigs even get this?)
Colon abrasion or polyp (do pigs get this?)
As you can see, some of these things I don't even know if pigs get, but if it were a human, those would be initial guesses at least.
I'm new and not familiar with her story. Is there any chance at all she could have been pregnant sometime recently?
I've had her for about a month and a half and the guy we got her from had her as an only pig. I can't even imagine her being pregnant, it seems impossible. Now, I don't know how long he had her or what her situation was prior to him. I don't know if she was bred or anything. But the chances of her being pregnant currently seem unlikely.
I'd almost RATHER it be a UTI or *something* so at least I know what it is, but this is most unusual. It hasn't happened since and she's only peed once since and nothing.
The only thing out of the ordinary were the introductions that took place today with her and my two others. Sanford was the bully and scared my other two to death. But I don't know that the other two could have done anything to induce internal bleeding or whatever this is.
It did not come from the mouth. When I noticed this in the cage I watched her for a bit and when she moved another spot was on the fleece from her rear area. But then -- nothing. And both I and the vet checked for wounds, there were none.
It's as if she passed this weird blob and just went on with her life. She just ate veggies and pooped.
I'm not sure where to go from here. If I need to spay I don't know that I want the ER vet to do it, they seem uncaring anyway. Also I don't even know if this is reproductive or urinary or what? Can this wait til I call the regular vet on Monday?
While it could be reproductive, urinary tract problems are more common.
By her behavior you should be able to tell how serious it is.