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Chalky piece of stone, can it be bladder stones?

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Hi everyone, I have my girls for a couple of weeks now and this morning I found this stone, which I may add it's not small! Seems to be chalky, and I could write with it if I wanted to. Can it be a bladder stone? Can it be a stone from the hay, I am getting to the bottom of the hay pack, but I didn't notice any stones inside so far. The piggies are all ok, eating and running around I haven't heard anything unusual and they don't seem to be unwell.
 

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That's huge if it's a bladder stone! For that reason I would say it isn't. I think a piggy passing that would have seemed under the weather, even though they try to hide it. What a mystery
 

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I think that is probably a stone that was in the haybag, a bladder stone that size would be fatal, far too big to pass out of the urethra in the wee!
 

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You're right, it was in the hay bag! I just had a rummage around and found another one. Panic over! I did think it was huge to be passed without any pain but I also thought it was a small chance it could be one, since I didn't think hay comes complete with stones.
 

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You're right, it was in the hay bag! I just had a rummage around and found another one. Panic over! I did think it was huge to be passed without any pain but I also thought it was a small chance it could be one, since I didn't think hay comes complete with stones.
It’s common to find foreign objects in hay given it’s a natural product - sticks, stones, baling twine and sadly deceased animals can be found in hay
 

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Hi everyone, I have my girls for a couple of weeks now and this morning I found this stone, which I may add it's not small! Seems to be chalky, and I could write with it if I wanted to. Can it be a bladder stone? Can it be a stone from the hay, I am getting to the bottom of the hay pack, but I didn't notice any stones inside so far. The piggies are all ok, eating and running around I haven't heard anything unusual and they don't seem to be unwell.
Hi!

One of my piggies has had a very slow growing 'silent' rabbit-sized bladder stone that was filling the entire bladder by the time it started to cause problems. It was about the three times the size of what is normally considered a large stone but it was 11mm across in all directions. Stones that are passed through the urethra are much smaller. Whatever this is, it can't be a bladder stone. it looks to big to have passed through the urethra.

You can see my line up of some pretty large stones from two other sows with Ceri's mahoosive stone on the right. It now graces the collection of the operating vet because he had never come across such a large stone before. Ceri thankfully did survive her borderline emergency operation.
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