Ulcer - Rectal bleed

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rbburg1212
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Ulcer - Rectal bleed

Post by rbburg1212 » Thu Jun 27, 2019 6:51 am

I recently had a client contact me about a pig vomiting. No biggie I thought. We'll treat him for an ulcer. This was a 185lb, Feb 1 Duroc barrow. I gave them the ulcer protocol off of here that I've used before. Omeprazole, bismuth, B12, oats, BO-SE, pro-biotic. They started this that evening. The next morning he developed rectal bleeding. They called the vet who gave him a few more drugs. They think it was "a steroid" and "an antibiotic." Now a few days post onset of symptoms the barrow has died. He was penned with a cross barrow of the same age. Pen is always kept clean. They were on straw. Fed and walked daily with access to water at all times. He was on 16% with some oats mixed in. I'm just wondering if there is something I'm missing or was this just a case of "livestock adversity?" I know we can't control everything and sometimes things just happen.

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