Edit: Out of the two of us, CCI has immediate access to the better vet. It's just blocks away from there. Mine on the other hand is almost 30 min away, and not as readily available for emergencies.
I got all the care instructions from Chary and will continue on with their routines, in hopes of having everything cleared up before they hit the road for Denver.
I cannot think of anything to report that Chary hasn't already said.
Hanky is pretty thin, so I best get to chopping up their fresh snacks for the night and get him fed.
Perhaps I will get to a photo shoot so you can all see how gorgeous they are. I must say this is an attractive group of pigs.
Brianna and Robyn - Unfortunately, playtime won't be an option as they are going to be in quarantine the entire time they are here. My quarantine room is pretty small to start with and now very full with cages. Not to mention the ones that have parasites and other ailments. Playtime just isn't an option right now. Keeping strict sanitation is of utmost importance. I have to be very careful about the order that I handle them all in, etc.
Must get to bed. Good night.
It was great to meet you! I am glad you enjoyed meeting my menagerie and you didn't act too shocked. Most people think I am just a crazy lady. With a few exceptions, I tend to take in the animals that are less likely to be adopted by other people and I do my best to make sure they all have great lives. I think everyone is pretty happy here.
I hope the rest of your trip went well. Thanks so much for taking the time to save all these piggies lives and driving them all here. You are a very dear person.
Wheeky - I will be giving the 3 older pigs their 2nd dose of Ivermectin and Advantage on Tuesday. It is my understanding that the others have not had any treatments yet. Would you like me to just give everyone a dose of at least Ivermectin on Tuesday so they get their first round or do you only treat the ones that look like they need it? I treat everyone here with Ivermectin before they move into my shelter.
Let me know if you would like me to get them started.
Chary did a great job getting the 3 older ones cleaned up. The sow with the most hairloss has very clean and healthy looking skin she just needs to regrow her hair. Barney has some dandruff. The DEW is the the main concern. His bald spot is a significant size and it looks irritated. I think it looks better though. He has real greasy hair on his back, is there anything I should do about that? Chary gave them a Nizoral bath on Tuesday before she brought them.
Thanks for any input.
If your up to it, go ahead and treat them all on Tuesday. That's up to you, if you think they need it right away.
I usually treat all incoming pigs with three doses also, bathe, watch for a few days and then re-evaluate who may need extra doses.
If you want to get them started that's fine, if not, that's fine. Just send a list of who got treated and how many times with RB when she comes up.
The DEW, if his bald spot looks irritated, let's wait and see if the ivermec gives him some relief. Let's finish his run of ivermec before bathing again.
I don't know about the greasy spot. It may just be dietary. It may resolve itself now that he's receiving appropriate food. I'll be sure to check it out when he arrives.
Again, thanks for taking them in temporarily.
Pigglies - Penelopig is doing fine. She is one of the most shy that doesn't want to come out of her hidey hole until I leave the room. Just today she came out when I gave her fresh food and then turned my back. She sure is a cutie.
I haven't had much time to hold Penelopig. Since she hasn't received any Ivermectin yet, I have to be careful as I don't have enough T-shirts to keep changing between the quarantine room and my shelter pigs. I do agree that she needs a friend because she is just sleeping on that lovely bluegrass hay. I will see what I can work out. I also haven't done much in the ways of intros yet.
I'll keep you posted if I work something out.
She has much to learn about hay and certain veggies. I dont think she can recognize too much. If I had the room, I would have kept her.
Oh and keep an eye out on that bald patch on her back. The fur got ripped off by an AC officer when she was trying to "hold it to see if its friendly and its NOT cuz it ran away!" Effing moron.
I have "Ted" (red/white teddy) in the running pen with "Gordon" (spectacular agouti ridgeback) and am hoping they can become friends. So far it can go either way.
I have named the pigs and will not be offended if they are renamed once they move to Denver. I just cannot stand to have an animal around without its own name.
I have been holding Hanky this evening for some cuddles. He is such a sweet guy. His tummy is round and full so I think he is doing well eating. He sure dives into the fresh food when it is passed out.