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Piggy mum

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I noticed my one year old pig today had a random head tilt today and was standing very still, the other two pigs were around him squealing? He ran off to hide in a hidey and his head was still tilted to the side with a slight twitch. They all have fresh vegetables and hay daily and this is the first I've noticed of this. Afterwards he was fine eating hay and lettuce but then later went very sleepy? Wonder if he was post ictal from a seizure? Has anyone else experienced this? I'm thinking of taking him to the vet
 

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Hi all
I noticed my one year old pig today had a random head tilt today and was standing very still, the other two pigs were around him squealing? He ran off to hide in a hidey and his head was still tilted to the side with a slight twitch. They all have fresh vegetables and hay daily and this is the first I've noticed of this. Afterwards he was fine eating hay and lettuce but then later went very sleepy? Wonder if he was post ictal from a seizure? Has anyone else experienced this? I'm thinking of taking him to the vet
Please have him checked by a vet. It can be an ear infection or something neurological - the latter is rather difficult to diagnose for a vet, but you want to make sure that you do not overlook the more obvious.
 

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Hi all
I noticed my one year old pig today had a random head tilt today and was standing very still, the other two pigs were around him squealing? He ran off to hide in a hidey and his head was still tilted to the side with a slight twitch. They all have fresh vegetables and hay daily and this is the first I've noticed of this. Afterwards he was fine eating hay and lettuce but then later went very sleepy? Wonder if he was post ictal from a seizure? Has anyone else experienced this? I'm thinking of taking him to the vet
Please get checked, i had a pig with a head tilt, I looked online and majority of comments indicated ear infection. I took him straight to my vet, unfortunately it was something neurological, not sure if it was a stroke but the vet discovered that his eyesight had gone in both eyes, he couldn't find the water bottle to drink so we started syringe feeding water, had meds to try but unfortunately it was a depressing situation. Quality was seriously starting to lack for Charlie so I decided that being pts was the kindest thing for him. He was only 2, I took him to vet straight away but deterioration was very quick. Hopefully it's just ear infection but you have to act quick because I also read it can be much worse if it gets too far into the ear. Good luck. Let us know how u get on.
 

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So I took porky to the vets and she checked him over completely no signs of stroke and he just seems to have mites which have gotten into his ear! Got the spot on for all 3 boys- my purse feels lighter but I'm a lot happier! Thank you all!
 

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What a relief that it's ear mites and nothing more serious. Be aware that head tilts do not always go away altogether, especially if they have been there a while, but it all sounds good for your guy.
 
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