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Nebulisation In Uk?!?!

TsukiLouWho123

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so I'm part of a Guinea pig group on Facebook and after having my pig for over 6 months she has been up and down with respiratory issues- this is due to a severe long respiratory infection she had very young with a previous owner.
It recently flared up and she was taken to the vets and given antibiotics.
Someone suggested nebulisation which I had never heard of in the UK?! Does anyone here get prescribed Saline and nebulise their pig?
I'm a bit scared to call my vet after ordering all the stuff for her box and they are like what? I've never heard of that before? So I just want to know if some other people have used this method in the UK and if vets are happy to supply Saline for chronic respiratory issues?
 

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A nebuliser was suggested by one of my vets too as one of my boars gets recurrent URIs. I posted a thread about it ( Nebulisers - Will Using One Help My Piggie? ) and @Jaycey was very helpful. There is also this thread What Should Be Used In A Nebuliser which talks about what to use.

When I asked in my vet's dispensary about getting some F10 solution for when I had got the nebuliser, they suggested I should come in to see one of the nurses so they could show me how to use the nebuliser and the solution, as I hadn't used one before. I believe they can supply saline as well.
 

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I've been advised by my vet to try a nebuliser with F10, it was for quite severe respiratory issues also. I ended up not needing it in the end but good to know the option is there. My vet has has good results with this with other piggies x
 
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@TsukiLouWho123 I used a nebuliser for a year or so on one of my boars. We used F10, but you can use saline solution too.

There's been a few other forum members mention them too so it's not a completely new thing in the UK.

For bad respiratory infections you can use the nebuliser with medication too, as it gets the medcine directly to the problem area instead of waiting for it to absorb through the digestive system.
 

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Hi there it depends on The nebuliser! The commonly used nebulizers are jet nebulizers, which are also called "atomisers".

Jet nebulizers are connected by tubing to a compressor, that causes compressed air or oxygen to flow at high velocity through a liquid medicine (usualy distiled sailine water ) to turn it into an aerosol, which is then inhaled by the patient.I have a nebuliser, though it is a long time since it has been used! But when it was used, l simply conected the output tube to a plastic container, and put the pig in for an hour, 4 times a day

NB regarding times and sailine solutions! always ask for advice from your vet
 

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Just thought I'd mention, my nebulizer is on the noisey side and l would emagin the same applies for most! And it can probabaly be frightening for a guineapig

I placed my nebuliser on a pile of clothes and bed sheets to absorb some of the noise
 
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