lump?

Discussion in 'Pigs' started by jackie c, Aug 19, 2004.

  1. jackie c

    jackie c Well-Known Member

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    Of the 6 pigs I purchased in the spring, 5 were males. I was informed by the farmer I bought them from that they were all castrated. When I got them home I noticed a 'lump' on one of them. You could see the scar where he had been cut, but it looked like they missed one. Am I right? Anyway about a month later the 'lump' was replaced by a dime sized hole. Did it get bit off by another pig or was it something else like a boil, that burst? I'm stumped!
     
  2. uncle Will in In.

    uncle Will in In. Well-Known Member Supporter

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    If it were a testicle it would still be there. If it were a rupture it would also still be there and maybe larger. My guess is the pig had an infection and what you seen was a puss bag. It sounds like it either burst on it's own or somehow got punchered. Either way was a good thing and I am still guessing that he will be OK.
     

  3. quailkeeper

    quailkeeper Well-Known Member

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    The one I bought in the spring did the same thing. He turned out just fine. Not sure what causes it though.