Pot Bellied Pigs/broken foot

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Question
Olivia my pot belly fell feet first in a hole 3 weeks ago..she is now walking however her left foot is curled under..she is coming along..keeping her quiet..she has cut her left foot with her right foot..using soaks and antibiotic cream..any suggestions....

Answer
Piggy needs to see a veterinarian.

If bones are broken, they will need to be checked with an x-ray and set properly.

I'm not sure I understand how one foot could cut another foot, but if the cut is deep it may have damaged nerve tissue.

If there are no broken bones, gentle massage may help. But if there are broken bones or the nerve is pinched or damaged, massage can make it worse. So, I can not recommend this until after piggy has seen a vet.

A vet can prescribe pain killers and appropriate antibiotics. There's a list of vets that see pot-bellied pigs at www.farec.org  

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Helen Morrison

Expertise

Pot-bellied or other miniature pet pig care, including diet, housing, training, health care. Can provide information about zoning, adoption, supplies, and organizations. Questions about any kind of pet swine are welcome!

Experience

Owning, raising, and caring for small pet swine, including "Vietnamese" pot-bellied pigs since 1992.

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Pigs of Great Fortune; FAREC; PigCollaborative

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BBA from KSU

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