Once the paw is more healed you could try a pressure bandage to mimic support hose. I've reduced swelling this way on a few heart pigs' feet.
We've had excellent results from using Fortekor and vetmedin(?) concurrently.
- Little Jo Wheek
He's gaining weight. Up to about 1010g last night. I am worried about the disk stuff. Still hopping. Way too busy at work on Friday to get the radiologist to consult on his rads. I put him back on meloxicam and no problems thus far. I do suspect the Baytril as his problem. I will probably get him on SMZ-TMP next. Onward and upward, I hope.
Sounds like laser treatment could help with the disk.
- Little Jo Wheek
The weight is an unstable thing. Down to 960 grams, up to 1000 grams, down again, up again, and so on. All about the 1000 gram mark. He's way too thin. At least his haircoat looks better. Most of the rump at least has new hair growth.
I'm going to Oroville this week and hope to get some updated pics. We're hanging in there, in any case. He still has a good appetite and plenty of poops I have to empty from his pouch a couple of times per day. I can't wait to get him out of the quarantine room so he can chat with my other pigs.
Any news on what will happen (if anything) to the teacher?? If anything, I would hope the school will impose a "no pet" policy!
Nelson would make a great poster child for why class room pets aren't good ideas. I am not saying ALL class room pets are neglected, but it does seem quite a few are.
In my kids school where they take classes on Wednesday (I posted about the piggy there). Every week the pig is out of water. My kids try to fill it up for him, but they get told not to that they will do it.. "after my next class and after lunch and after this and after that." Makes me so mad, weekly there's always something my kids notice that's wrong. I wish I could go steal him!