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Biscuit update

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mikulinek

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Hi everyone,

Thanks for all your messages and concern over the last couple of weeks with Biscuit's illness and then fall.

I thought you might like to know how he's doing so here's a quick-ish update.

Biscuit's nasal URI has cleared up and he's certainly made a full recovery from that. Marbocyl did the trick so I'll remember that one.

The allergic reaction to the engemycin very nearly killed him. Thankfully, he's a little fighter and we reacted quickly enough to get him through his gut stasis issues. He's still on the mend but off the medication for that. His eating is now back to normal and his droppings, although still quite small (around 65% of normal size), are frequent and regular. That's problem number 2 on the mend.

Finally, following his fall he had no fractures or any serious damage. After being given vetergesic I was told to keep him on Metacam for 5 days (0.3ml x 2 per day). After three days I decided to take him off the metacam. He wasn't showing any adverse effects and I was concerned about the amount of medication he'd been on recently. It was a tough decision but I decided that a six month old piggy shouldn't be spending more than a month of his life on meds. That was two days ago. Yesterday and today he has been very much his normal self and seems fitter, helathier and happier than he has been for a few weeks now.

Hopefully he'll continue to improve and we'll have a fully fit piggy in the next couple of weeks.

Caramel, touch wood, has not been ill once! :)
 

Romily

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Great news! I am glad that he is on the road to recovery, it has been a worrying time for you x
 
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