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    What happened???

    @WildersMilkMaid I have definitely been thinking that she had eaten something that she was not supposed to. Some kind of Spore or something that would affect her lungs as well as show neurological symptoms.
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    What happened???

    Also, she would get a milk, yogurt and pellets mash in the mornings, but she was mostly eating the pellets dry on her own. When she was on milk only she was syringe fed and I am very careful about aspiration because I deal with a lot of baby animals. Aspiration pneumonia unless she had dumped...
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    What happened???

    Please excuse any ramblings, I'm pretty emotional. I just lost my 8 week old Razorback hog. I've never seen my husband cry so much, we have no idea what happened. This happened very rapidly. Noticed heavy breathing Friday afternoon...she I've been laying in the Sun so I didn't think much of...
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    Feral pig + first time owner

    I am hoping she will stay a bit on the tamer side...but I'm preparing for the worst just to be safe. I've never seen an adult wild hog in real life but from pictures I know they are quite ugly and large lol I don't have kids or I don't think I'd chance it! I think our plan is to fence in a...
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    waterbelly 911

    Updating nearly a year later for anyone who is interested - I guess not every case is a death sentence! My waterbelly girl is still here and she is doing awesome. Active, eating, and still laying about 4x per week...I haven't had to take any fluid off her abdomen for months (since July or...
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    Feral pig + first time owner

    I ended up with a very young (-24hrs old) wild hog after someone shot the mom. Wet umbilical cord, still working on walking efficiently, too weak to scream when I picked her up. She's super smart, super sweet, and super lucky that I keep colostrum on hand. Fast forward to 3 weeks later...I feel...
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    waterbelly 911

    Thank you! And a huge thanks to everyone for your insight & experiences. It definitely helped me to make some executive decisions
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    waterbelly 911

    Wanted to update real quick since I said I would! I drew off around 200 cc's on 5/29 (I think) from her abdomen. After getting the fluid out she was already breathing better and moving more. Kept her inside overnight and then put her back out with the flock the next day. The next morning I...
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    FG & patchy fur

    thank you!
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    FG & patchy fur

    Mostly inside, but she apparently had a huge cage/run that she went out in as well. I'm in TN it's been reeeally hot. my last flemish never looked like this so I'm just kind of confused
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    FG & patchy fur

    I just got a Flemish Giant Doe from some people who could no longer keep her. I've had one before but it's been awhile and I don't know all that much about them. Just wanted to see if her fur was normal shedding or mites... I haven't seen her itch and there are no chunks of hair missing, so I...
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    waterbelly 911

    Not much to update so soon, but I will say that I was able to drain just under 300ccs off of her (didn't drain everything so I don't induce shock) used an 18g needle with 60cc syringe. Filled up the syringe then disconnected from the needle - so I didnt have to stick her multiple times - and let...
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    waterbelly 911

    it's thin liquid, no smell. I had worried about a bleed but we will see. I'll update though for the sake of someone else who might deal with this.
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    waterbelly 911

    sheepshape thank you so much for the insight. Depending on the quality of life she will have I may or may not euthanize. I want to give her the chance and she is still eating/ drinking/ foraging etc, but I am expecting the worst case scenario. what kind of antibiotics, I have cephalexin and...
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    waterbelly 911

    thank you! even if she wasn't my best layer, she's close to my heart. I lost half my flock to a fox a few weeks ago so this is tough.
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