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'Redwater'

Posted: Sun Nov 16, 2008 11:07 pm
by Louise NI
Can kunekunes get 'redwater' like cows. My two girls are peeing pinkish urine. They are their usual cheeky selves but I'm very worried.

Posted: Tue Nov 18, 2008 1:41 pm
by claire86
Hi Louise,

Firstly, 'redwater' in cattle is clinically known as Enzootic Haematuria, caused by bracken fern toxicity. I do not know of any mention in the literature of pigs suffering from the same.

I would advise you to call the vet out, who will probably take urine samples, in order to investigate.

Are they peeing normally? Eating ok? No evidence of pain, especially when peeing? How old are they? Any other abnormalities you have noticed?

Claire

Redwater?

Posted: Tue Nov 18, 2008 5:23 pm
by Louise NI
Thanks Claire86. Will consult with the vet. They are two years old - sisters and are in great form, eating and drinking as usual. My old neighbour who knows a thing or two about pigs in general says not to worry in this case but I'll check it out anyway.

Posted: Tue Nov 18, 2008 6:04 pm
by claire86
Yeah, it's best to get it checked out just in case. If they're both doing it and they're fine in the themselves, hopefully it's nothing to worry about :) Let me know the result!