He had been squealing when he did droppings and so we took him to the vet who did an x-ray about a month ago. The x-ray was clear but the Hector was still in discomfort and on Monday I noticed some blood where he had peed and he stopped eating so we were syringe feeding him Oxbow Critical Care. We took him straight back to the vet who did another x-ray and found a stone in the urethra. He operated and got the stone out and Hector seems to have recovered well from the operation except that he is still squealing when he passes pellets and urinates and although he is eating a bit - it’s nithing like what he used to eat before he got ill. We are still doing the Oxbow syringing. But he doesn’t seem to be as keen to let us do that. The vet has given him Baytril (5 days) and Loxicon. The Loxicon doesn’t seem to be stopping him being in pain when he goes to the toilet though. Can anyone help?
- And got the T-shirt
A pig that's not eating anything at all needs 100+ cc a day of Critical Care or pellet slurry for every kilogram it weighs, divided into 6-8 feedings through the day and night. Adjust up or down according to his weight, and down if he's eating some things on his own.
Pigs can live for years on syringe feedings, but you've GOT to get enough into him for him to do that.