I have been wandering around on the internet looking for some answers.
Basically, the night before last I noticed one of my pigs had two small lumps (about the size of peas) under her chin. They have gotten bigger since then.
Cervical Lymphadenitis sounded the most likely and I am calling the vet to make an appointment today. My problem is I don't know what to do when I get there.
I want to have an idea of what I should do. I know cervical lymphadenitis is VERY infectious, airborn, and interspecies capable. This puts the other two pigs in harms way along with the 3 rats, and 4 dogs.
Does anyone know if the pigs carry it even after it is removed via surgery before it bursts? How long is recovery usually and how tough will it be on a pig who is 1 year old or less? Should I put her down to protect the others? Is there a pig rescue out there that I can contact, that will find a home for her that doesn't have any pets after I get her fixed up if she will continue to be a carrier?
She's a super sweet pig but I can't put EVERYone in my house in danger.
I'm so lost right now.