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One of my foster pigs Betty has got soft poos which are malformed and smelly. I have stopped her veg. Does anyone have any other ideas as to how I can help her get back to normal? or what may be the matter?

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Good on you for stopping any fresh food immediately! Make sure that she keeps hydrated and eating. Weigh her daily to control her food intake.

There can be different causes, but the smelliness doesn't sound great. It could be an infection of the guts. Please have her seen by a vet tomorrow.
 

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If you can get hold of a probiotic that will help with any tummy troubles
fibreplex is a good one and most vets should have it
 

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What do people think about the idea of feeding half a poo from a healthy pig to Betty - have been having a read around. I got a probiotic from PAH earlier (spit) cos my vets didn't have any sachets. Pro C probiotic, but it says to put it in the drinking water rather than give any form of concentrated amount to the pig. What is everyone's opinions?
 

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Yes make her a poop soup if you dont have any probiotics handy. Just mash up a fresh poop from a healthy piggy with some water and syringe feed it to her, its suppose to be very successful - not that i have ever done it myself.
 

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done - poor girl really didn't like that - feel guilty now :-(

hopefully it'll help her feel better though x
 

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that sounds rather disgusting and un appetising but hopefully for the best! Good luck x
 

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that sounds rather disgusting and un appetising but hopefully for the best! Good luck x
 

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Just to add - if you can then leave a few poos from healthy piggies scattered in Betty's cage overnight. They do get up for midnight snacks and healthy poos are good gut medicine.
 
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