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Ok so I got Igor on antibiotics for his suspected URI.
He had a wet runny nose and it sounded like there was water in his lungs when he breathed.

I finished the antibiotics last night, but I’m not really seeing much of an improvement. Just to his nose, it’s not as wet as much as it has been before. But the sound in his lungs are still there.

Could he have something else wrong with him? I can’t really take him to the vet, since they don’t know anything about hogs, and will just rely on me telling them what’s wrong with him. So I’ll have to figure this out. Anyone have any tips or ideas on what it could be, why it’s still here, and what I can do to fix it?
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Call the vet and tell them what you have seen so far. Looking at your post history, he was on antibiotics for 4.5 days? That seems like a very short run of antibiotic. He may simply need a longer run.

If he isn't improving, you may need a different drug. Your vet should have access to drug formularies, if he asks what others see used a lot, tell him enrofloxcin (aka Baytril) is one that is commonly prescribed. Its a strong antibiotic and a good one that covers many things.


If things are getting worse, ask the vet to take a sample of snot and run a culture and sensitivity test. That will tell you if he does indeed have a bacterial infection and what drugs work on it.
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