I have 2 pigs with heart sounds that were not normal (murmurs?) who were put on Fortekor (Enacard),a blood pressure med, and are doing fine. So far they don´t require lasix.
Another pig is on Fortekor and Lasix. She showed definite signs of heart failure whereas the other two come from a family with a genetic history of heart disease. They were showing no symptoms when they went on Fortekor and our vet is hoping that it will prove to be preventative.
I might not have mentioned it before, but weight loss is another indication of possible heart problems when combined with URI symptoms. Essentially because it takes so much effort to breathe the pig must make a choice - breathe or eat. They can´t eat enough to maintain and breathe at the same time.
How is your little girl doing now?
My baby (5 months old) was diagnosed with CHF, and I just had a few questions and wanted someone to talk to about it.
Possibly we can exchange emails? If this is to hard for you I understand. Get back to me either way,
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Either reply there or here if you wouldn´t mind.