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Whats in your medicine cabinet?

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KatsCavies

I think we should have a thread where we all list what we have in the piggies medicine cabinets.

I have,

metatone tonic
sudafed
liquid nurofen for children
ivomec
imaverol
tetmosol liquid
tetmosol soap
panacur wormer
gripe water
savlon cream
E45 cream
antiseptic powder
vicks vaporub
dioralyte
talcum powder
vaseline
baby wipes (unscented)
cotton wool balls
mite spray
germoline
calcium tablets

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Michele

First Aid List for Piggies

Abbreviations - POM - prescription only medicine (from Vet)
P - Pharmacy
OTT - Over the counter (Boots etc)

CALPOL Paediatric for pain relief - P
METACAM - POM (vets) for pain relief and anti inflammatory
VASELINE - OTT for impacted anus/sore bums etc
KAMILOSAN CREAM - OTT for sore nipples etc
VICK AND OLBAS OIL- OTT for breathing difficulties
MICROPORE TAPE - OTT to tape up feet if pigs are scratching themselves sore
GARLIC CAPSULES - OTT burst capsule on fungal skin, fungal nose strips and also used as intestinal cleanser
CYSTEMME - OTT for pigs with cystitis.
HONEY - sooths inflamed bladders
METATONE TONIC - OTT to boost appetite of anorexic/feeding problems in pigs
GLUCOSE POWDER, HEINZ PURE FRUIT, HEIN ORGANIC BABY DINNERS, SMASH (or any instant mashed potato), CHINCHILLA PELLETS, for syringe feeding
lml and 5ml SYRINGES for syringe feeds and administering medicines (you can get these from thistle rescue online)
PRODERM CREAM SHAMPOO, ALPHOSYL SHAMPOO - P also GORGEOUS GUINEAS SHAMPOO AND OIL SOAK for skin problems IVOMEC - POM for mites
JOHNSON's ANTI MITE SPRAY (pet shop - for birds) to treat lice on coats.
OPTREX EYE BATH - P for flushing out eyes
BROLENE OR GOLDEN EYE OINTMENT - P for minor eye infections
BREWERS YEAST TABLETS - OTT (health food shops) for impacted anus. Mends soft tissue wounds etc
DAKTARIN ORAL GEL - P for fungal mouth infections
CYMEX CREAM - OTT for sores at mouth corners.
ORABASE PASTE - P to put over cymex to seal it and help heal mouth sores
ASERBINE - P Brilliant antiseptic for wounds, bites etc.
PROBIOTIC - OTT for use with antibiotics
IMAVEROLE DIP - POM - vets for fungal problems
SUDAFED (nasal and chesty one) COUGH SYRUP - OTT for breathing problems.
COTTON WOOL, COTTON BUDS
CANKER POWDER (from pet shops for cats) for ear mites
BAYTRIL, SEPTRIN (POM from vets) if ever offered get as much as is possible to keep in for emergencies. (Antibiotics)
NAIL CLIPPERS AND SHARP SCISSORS
ACTIVATED CHARCOAL TABLETS (from herbalist) for poisoning
GRIPE WATER - OTT for trapped wind and bloat
BUSCOPAN - P for stomach problems
DIORALYTE SOLUTION - OTT for dehydration, bladder problems, diarrhoea etc.
RESCUE REMEDY (available from boots and herbalist) for stressed, poorly or dying pigs.

Now for the natural remedies!


Cranberry juice - Urinary tract infections. Also a good source of vitamin C.
Bearberry Tincture - 5 drops added to drinking water daily up to five days.
Sweet-corn. Urinary tract infections. Leaves and corn silk threads. Feed as part of a fresh veg.
Echinacea - useful immune system booster for all infections particular skin and respiratory problems. Tincture 5 drops added to drinking water daily.
Coltsfoot - coughs and chesty ruttles. Fresh leaves added to greens or tincture 5 drops added to drinking water daily.
Blackberry leaves - feed a little of fresh young leaves in cases of diarrhea.
Raspberry leaves - feed as part of the fresh greens for pregnant sowes. Age old tonic used by generations of pregnant women to ease birth and tone ulterine muscles.
Squaw Vine - to ease pregnancy and birth. Tincture 5 drops in drinking water.
Rose petals - a lovely treat that once your piggies have tried they will never refuse! These have cooling and calming properties. Feed during travelling especially if this has to take place in hot weather.
Parsley - a favourite! Rich in vit C and calcium. 2 or 3 springs will give a piggie all the vit C it requires for one day. Very good for pregnant sows. As this is high in calcium feed sparingly as a treat only.
Devils Claw - pain killer for injuries, rheumatism and artheritis. Tincture 5 drops in drinking water daily.
Propolis - bee product that has antiseptic and anti viral properties. Useful in any type of infection. Tincture 5 drops in drinking water daily.
Rescue Remedy - use in cases of shock or during transport if piggie is nervous.
Distilled witchhazal - dilute 1:1 with water and apply to itchy patches of skin. A few drops of Tea Tree and/or lavender essential oils are soothing as well.

i posted this in Jan.
 
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gothchick1515

I hardly have anything! i have a little bit of probiotic left, erm some vitamin supplement and some diralight i think oh and a couple of syringes and there not in a box more scattered to the for wings lol x
 
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Sara

You guys should make a regular page out of this, it's really helpful lol
 
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