EDIT: I just wanted to note I think she has improved since two nights ago. She was more listless and squeeling in pain once in a while. She wasn't even eating veggies. Now there are no squeels and she is eating her veggies. She seems a bit more energetic, but still not quite the same.
Sorry I have no further info (and my advice looks kind of mixed but I imagine you get the message).
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If there are now wounds from the maggots, antiobiotics need to be considered.
I can handle just about anything. Maggots make me seriously ill however. I'll deal with them, but I do it while gagging. This poor guinea pig.
Maggots can and do also eat healthy tissue, and often invade internally through mucous membranes. Rectal/vaginal routes are common.
Maggots also release a toxic substance when crushed, so if any are (gag) smushed when removing them, and the skin is broken, it can cause a shock reaction in the affected animal.
Abscesses can form around maggot wounds, the animal can go septic, etc.
A pox on anyone who keeps an animal in conditions to be susceptible to this.
If you can find a knowledgeable vet, at least a partial bath/dunking is probably in order, and the pigs' nether regions need to be searched thoroughly for signs of internal infestation.
However she has a fowl smelling discharge coming out of her bottom. From what I can tell its cloudy colored, like urine, but thicker and like I said, quite smelly. Her bowl movements look fine, possibly bits of mucous on them but I think that is coming from what ever kind of discharge this is.
Other than that she's acting just fine. Is this her clearing out her system or possibly a consequence of the antibiotics (SMZ-TMP Sulfa)? What do you guys think?
Bad smells (that aren't related to flatulence and cecal poop) indicate that something is seriously wrong in most cases. Better to have it checked and find another cause and treat, than to let the maggots attack more tissue if that's what has happened.
Keep us posted. Poor baby.
Poor piggie. I am surprised such a sensitive animal can survive such neglect. I think I will go hug all my pigs now.
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Perhaps pyometra should be ruled out?However she has a fowl smelling discharge coming out of her bottom. From what I can tell its cloudy colored, like urine, but thicker and like I said, quite smelly. Her bowl movements look fine, possibly bits of mucous on them but I think that is coming from what ever kind of discharge this is.
I'd get her back to the vet asap.