Violet literally just had a checkup with the vet yesterday, but today I noticed one of her eyes has a spot on it. I don't have too much experience with eye issues so I'm not sure what it is and unfortunately can't get a photo of it. It's a small cloudy spot on the surface of the eyeball- she's kind of always had it but today I noticed it a bit cloudier/larger than normal. It reminds me of an ulcer a previous pig with facial paralysis had due to not being able to blink (Violet can blink though). It doesn't seem painful to her, and the rest of her eye looks normal and not irritated. Is this something to take her back to the vet about right now, or something to just keep an eye on (ha) and only take her in if stuff starts looking irritated? The eye page wasn't super clear to me on this, sorry D:
If it is on the surface, most likely an injury.
Eye didn't look any worse yesterday but also not any better, so I made an appointment with the vet just to be on the safe side. They were able to get her in right away which was great, and the vet said the spot did "take in some dye"- that means it's ulcerated, right? I'm going off of my memory of a previous pig. He also noted that there was a second small spot on her other eye though- the fact that it's in both eyes worries me because i had assumed it was just an injury. Regardless, we're trying terramycin 3x/day for a week and will recheck then.
I suppose I can't say I'm terribly surprised that the terramycin didn't work, after learning that it's in both eyes. No clue what would be causing it though. To answer your question Lynx, I did get a new bale of hay recently but it's quite soft and grassy, not much in the way of sticks.
This would be for our dog eye specialist..
I wonder if they can check pigs eye pressure?That would tell a lot.
My friends pig developed cataract quick and (her)vet said it s cause of diabetes. I tought its cause of an old age, but she said that this is different type of it not the one from old age...i dont know if it will help you,i just remembered that when i saw photo of your beautiful piggy..
Her weight is also stable for now, so that's good. Hopefully these other eye drops will work- I'm not sure if we really have any other options given her age.
I really hope she recovers from this. It feels like something that should be recoverable, I'm just so worried that it's gotten so much worse so quickly. I should be ready to lose her; she's six years old. It's fine if this is it for her... It's just that it's also not AT ALL fine. I'll never be ready, ugh.