swollen belly

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swollen belly

Post by piggy2 » Mon May 28, 2018 9:43 pm

Could someone please help me I have a 5 month castrated boar who has a very distended stomach and has gone of food and has lost a lot of weight. Have spoken to the vet several times but they have no interest in pigs and say they don't know anything. I hate seeing my little man in so much pain.

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Re: swollen belly

Post by simon » Thu May 31, 2018 9:00 pm

Sorry to hear your story.

I think you need to immediately contact another vet, ring round until you find someone worthy of their profession. Whatever the problem is will certainly need medication that you would only be able to get through a vet; anti-inflammatory, pain killers and possibly antibiotics.

Try to keep him hydrated. If he doesn't drink then syringe water bit by bit into his mouth.

The vet might need to operate, so don't feed him before taking him along. But if its going to be a while then crushing pig nuts into water and making as paste is one way to get calories inside.

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