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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-17-2009, 10:53 AM Thread Starter
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Help my pig child please

My pig is havin seizures a couple a day. I have already had him seen once and she said she did not see mites. Now I have learned sometimes you dont see um. Anybody out there know anything about sevin dust, pig seizures or mites. Please help cause I just cant lose him. Thanks!
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-17-2009, 12:01 PM
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You cannot see mites with the naked eye, and even skin scrapings are often inconclusive or generate false negatives. She needs to be treated for mites with Revolution or Ivermectin immediately.

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Thank you so much for your input I do so appreciate it. My husband went and got him some sevin dust today. Can I get ivermectin over the counter? If so where?
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post #4 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-17-2009, 07:03 PM
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Sevin dust is deadly, Unless given by a vet don't use it on piggie or any other animal. I'm so allergic to it I have to use rubber gloves and wrap it in plastic bags

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Ivermectin can be purchased at feed stores, but at this point in your pig's illness, he needs veterinary assistance. Pigs who are seizuring typically need pain medication and/or valium to stop them from doing so. He is living in agony.

NEVER use Sevin dust on any pet!

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post #6 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-22-2009, 08:12 PM
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Your piggie needs to be seen by the vet asap as the siezures could be something else not caused by mites they need to look into this.
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post #7 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-31-2009, 10:46 PM
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the vet knows best. Yes sometimes you cant see them but the vet can see them with her special tools and stuff so if she says she dosent have mites then she does not.
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Lauri, I appreciate your enthusiasm in answering every post, but you're giving some incredibly strange advice. It's impossible to completely rule out mites, no matter what special tools you use. Have you heard the phrase "false negative" or "false positive"? It is incredibly easy to generate "false negatives" while looking for parasites because it relies on the vet being lucky enough to scrape an area where there are parasites.

Any knowledgeable vet will tell you the same thing.

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what is sevin dust?

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It's a pesticide that you put on plants to kill june bugs and things.

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Seven dust is definately not something to use....it will kill them


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post #12 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-10-2009, 11:49 PM
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Lol im sorry jennicat I guess I just trust the vets a lot. Ill shut up now i am stupid I know Im depresssed stupid and just arrg.
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