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What to do if my pig is having a seizure?

What to do if my pig is having a seizure?

Call vet. If a seizure has passed in a few minutes, call your vet immediately. They will be able to analyze the problem and help your pig. While your pig’s seizures are a frightening experience, it’s a good thing to know what to do in the midst of it.

How often do mini pigs need to go to the vet?

Young pigs begin a vaccination schedule between 6–8 weeks of age. The initial series consists of 2 injections, 3–4 weeks apart. Vaccines are then administered semiannually or annually. Although intestinal parasites are uncommon in pet pigs, infection still occurs.

How do you treat dippity pig syndrome?

There is no treatment for Dippity, nor is there any preventive medication available at this time since the exact causes have not been determined. Topical creams or sprays can encourage healing of the sores and lesions. Injectable drugs can be used to alleviate discomfort or pain.

How do you know if your mini pig has mites?

Mini-pigs commonly suffer from sarcoptic mange (also called scabies) caused by mites that are potentially transmittable to humans. Signs in pigs include thickened, itchy, red, flaky, crusty, scabbed skin, plus weight loss and lethargy.

How do you tell if a pig is having a seizure?

Description of seizures pig 2. Observed autonomic signs were uncontrolled movements of mouth and rostrum, dribbling, eyes widening, blinking and ear paralysis. Others signs were brief respiratory arrests, mouth paralysis with continuous swallowing movements of throat and tongue. Also chewing and salivating were common.

What causes mini pigs to have seizures?

Some underlying causes include: genetics (its in the DNA), malnutrition, head/brain trauma (some is not obvious – for example, oxygen deprivation in the birth canal causes brain trauma.

How long does a mini pig live?

How long do mini-pigs live? Pot-bellied pigs typically live for 14-21 years, with an average of 15-18 years. To reach maximum lifespan, they must be fed a nutritionally complete diet and receive proper medical care (see handout “Veterinary Care for Mini-Pigs”).

How do you treat mites on mini pigs?

These mites can be spread to other pets and family members, but cannot survive or reproduce away from their pig host. Treatment is with ivermectin or Dectomax, either by injection or given orally with food. All medications are ineffective against the eggs hence the need to treat twice, 10-14 days apart.

How do I know if my pig has mange?

Clinical signs The most obvious sign of mange in pigs is scratching. Affected pigs scratch constantly, especially in hot weather, rubbing against any fixed object. Pigs with mange often appear redder than their less severely affected pen-mates.

What kind of seizure does a guinea pig have?

Muscle tone extremely increased (tonus) alternating usually quickly with relaxation (clonus). Paddling of the limbs with the guinea pig lying on its side. This is the most common form seen in guinea pigs.

Do you need to take a pig to the vet?

No, it’s not. Fever above 103, a pig that isn’t eating or drinking, a pig that is usually playful doesn’t want to get up, a pig that is having seizures or developing sores, all these symptoms need to be treated by a veterinarian. Do NOT waste your time asking someone who may or may not even be knowledgable what you should do.

When to use a steroid in a guinea pig?

Steroid use is controversial in guinea pigs and is usually avoided if infection is suspected. It could be used if there is cerebral edema. Prognosis: depends on etiology. Seizures can reoccur even if underlying cause is resolved as a ‘seizure focus’ (scar tissue?) in the brain may have developed.

What happens when a Mini Pig has a fever?

No desire to eat or drink. Lethargic (no energy, just wants to lay around). Fever (over 101 is considered to be feverish for “most” pigs). Lameness. Behavioral changes. Changes to the skin, perhaps lesions or sores developing. Difficulty urinating or defecating.

Are there vets that can see mini pigs?

Feel free to email the page at [email protected] if you see an error, We are not endorsing or supporting any of the vets listed here. All of the veterinarians or practices have been recommended by other pig parents as one that sees mini pigs and has, at least, a basic understanding of mini pigs.

Is it possible for a pig to have a stroke?

I have not yet seen a pig suffer a stroke, although nothing is impossible, but have seen pigs with seizures. Pigs that are seizing (if you actively see the pig having a seizure and it happens repeatedly) can be treated with anti-seizure medication in the manner of dogs.

What to do if your pig has a head infection?

The cause would most likely be a mystery without bloodwork (your vet could check organ function, electrolytes and for evidence of infection) in addition to some specific imaging of the head that would require a visit to a specialty hospital or university.

How old is my 6 year old rescue pig?

Adopted rescue pig about 6 years old sudden onset having Adopted rescue pig about 6 years old sudden onset having trouble getting up on hind legs from sitting position. When up walks stuff legged. No lesions noted on back. She is an intact female.