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Possible Stroke?

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maisie

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Hi all :) Hope I'm posting this in the correct forum!

We think our sow may have had some sort of stroke over the past few days, but I wanted to post on here to get other opinions.
She's about 6/7 years old (estimated due to rescuing her and never knowing her correct age) and was healthy otherwise.

She become very subdued, but perked up slightly after an hour+ cuddle last night. I had to leave her at home with family during the day today, and they've said that she became quite jerky in her movements and heavy in her breathing. I came home to her sat in the corner of her cage and huddled up in a towel (as well as a towel being draped over her cage as she seems better when she's warm).

She's also had watery eyes that wept out of her eye and dried white. She used to lick and groom up a lot, but hasn't been doing that at all. She's also not drinking or eating an awful lot and doesn't move out from the corner she's in.

We think our previous boar had a stroke, survived and became very grumpy and more aggressive, and then died due to another. However, our sow is acting completely differently, so we're not sure on what's happened.

If anyone could give me any pointers on this, I'd be so grateful!
 

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Hi all :) Hope I'm posting this in the correct forum!

We think our sow may have had some sort of stroke over the past few days, but I wanted to post on here to get other opinions.
She's about 6/7 years old (estimated due to rescuing her and never knowing her correct age) and was healthy otherwise.

She become very subdued, but perked up slightly after an hour+ cuddle last night. I had to leave her at home with family during the day today, and they've said that she became quite jerky in her movements and heavy in her breathing. I came home to her sat in the corner of her cage and huddled up in a towel (as well as a towel being draped over her cage as she seems better when she's warm).

She's also had watery eyes that wept out of her eye and dried white. She used to lick and groom up a lot, but hasn't been doing that at all. She's also not drinking or eating an awful lot and doesn't move out from the corner she's in.

We think our previous boar had a stroke, survived and became very grumpy and more aggressive, and then died due to another. However, our sow is acting completely differently, so we're not sure on what's happened.

If anyone could give me any pointers on this, I'd be so grateful!
Please start syringe feeding and watering her if she is still accepting food and water. Give her little but often and never more than max. half a syringe full. Keep her warm (but not hot) and as comfy as you can and spot clean her conrer to make sure that she is not sitting in
her own pee and poo. Speak to a vet asap.
Complete Syringe Feeding Guide

It can be that your girl is going into organ failure. Heavy breathing from the sides is often connected with heart problems. However, we can only guess without seeing and properly checking her. I am very sorry that these things so often happen over the weekend. :(
 
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