Castrating Question

Discussion in 'Pigs' started by adeupree, Sep 21, 2005.

  1. adeupree

    adeupree New Member

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    We had a pig castrated several weeks ago. But the sheath around the penis has swelled up to the size of an orange. He still urinates fine. Does anyone have any ideas as to what has happened?

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  2. agmantoo

    agmantoo agmantoo Supporter

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    During the castrating processed the pig was held too tight and now he has a hernia. Other than being unsightly the hernia should not hurt him. Just watch as he ages and if the hernia gets larger, which is most likely, that it does not drag and form a sore. If the area does start to get irritated on the outside go ahead and butcher before a major porblem develops.
     

  3. adeupree

    adeupree New Member

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  4. Siryet

    Siryet In Remembrance

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    we had one of ours butchered Early for the same reason. he was small so we had all the meat made into sausage.