No food or water for 8 hours PRIOR to giving the injection." "Also, please remember that we are saying that the ISO Isoflurane gas is the BEST but, if you can't get the pig there or the pig is one that has not been handled this is the next best bet.
This may enable pigs to get vet care that otherwise may not get the care needed and this is the only reason we included it." Rough Formula: For Larger Pets (50 pounds) 1cc for every 50 pounds of body weight of Telazol 1cc for every 100 pounds of body weight of Rompun Put both drugs in the same syringe and give in the neck muscle. GIVE NO OTHER DRUGS OR TRANQUILIZERS AND DO NOT GIVE ANY MORE THEN THE DOSAGE PER BODY WEIGHT. Antibiotics can be safely given following the procedure.) More Detailed Formula: For Smaller Pets (40-50 pounds) 2 mg for every pound of body weight of Telazol 1 mg for every pound of body weight of Rompun Put both drugs in the same syringe and give in the neck muscle. GIVE NO OTHER DRUGS OR TRANQUILIZERS AND DO NOT GIVE ANY MORE THEN THE DOSAGE PER BODY WEIGHT. Antibiotics can be safely given following the procedure.) Put sleeping pig in a quiet place.
We use a carrier for this part with blankets and leave them alone other than checking quietly on them for the next 12 hours.
No food or water until the pig can walk out of the carrier on his own, and no food or water for 8 hours PRIOR to giving the injection.
It is our normal scheduling for the day ahead of us events.
That way we can monitor each other’s progress and provide a gentle reminder should one of us stray from the “have to get done” list.
We went to bed last night with a plan for the following day at home.
I have been planning today’s events for about 8 months. My first pig, “Miss Piggy,” (of course) was a rescue.
I am a nervous jittery mess the night before, and the whole morning of…. She was about 150 pounds, solid black, and sweet, gentle, and affectionate. I always told anyone who ever asked about why I would have a pig that she is the easiest pet you could ever ask for. Sadly she died about 4 years ago from old, old age at 17 years old. She was grown in a lab at Johns Hopkins heart center to be a heart valve donor for a research program.
ALL pet pigs should be spayed or neutered before sold.
They should be at least 6-8 weeks of age and weaned from mom.