Nails: pointy and long
Skin: the skin on his abdomen and scrotum has white, flaky spots. I assume this is a fungal infection? Which kind of Monistat, the regular 7 day creams? Twice a day? The cage was a perfect breeding ground for fungus, nothing absorbant at all.
Mites: a vet-tech friend has ivermectin! I'm getting some from her tomorrow to treat both new pig and Piggy. They're quarentined but it's been over 2 years since Piggy was last treated so it won't hurt.
Poos: dark, moist, smallish but normal
Food: 1/4c Oxbow cavy cuisine, handful KM timothy, I'm planning on giving both food and pellets free choice until he gains some weight. No veggies until he settles in tonight.
Name: Little guy needs a name!
Please, any and everything you can think of to help him get off on the right track!
Here's the new guy, he's on towels tonight so I can monitor output:
Best images I could get of the flakey skin:
Edit: a much clearer crop of the belly:
Did you see his little belly button up there? You can just make it out.
Edit: Lynx told me once there isn't any literature to prove this, just acecdotal evidence.
- You can quote me
1. Begin ivermectin treatment as you have mentioned;
2. Take a very soft cloth damp with warm water, and gently cleanse the speckly area. Some of that looks like it could be no more than caked-on urine residue. See how much of it will gently wash off;
3. Once clean, apply a very thin coat of Monistat over the skin. Not too much; he may ingest some. I think all the creams are the same concentration, but I'm not sure on that. I just save the little tubes they give you with the 3-day inserts when I, um, need them.
After he's settled down and is more comfortable with you, I agree that a Nizoral bath may help. A diaper rash cream (unscented if at all possible) may help, too.
Believe it or not 874 g is not that bad. He looks like he's not in too awfully terrible of shape.
Good luck and bless you for pulling him.
Not too long ago I lost an underweight pig to malnutrition due to malocculsion and he had fooled me into thinking he was at least a little ok so I'm really, really paranoid about this guy. I do agree he doesn't look too awful but well, you know how it is with pigs, touch and go.
I have some critical care in the freezer so depending on how many pellets he eats tonight, I might mix up some thick mushballs in the morning.
He also needs a butt cut and a nail trim but all that gets to wait until tomorrow. He's too stressed, came into the shelter this morning, spent the day there, then tonight comes home with me. That's a lot.