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Our Girls Seem To Be Doing Orange Wees

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Madge Woollard

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hi, we've noticed our girls have done one or two orange-coloured wees this weekend. Also, a couple of times when we've picked them up, they've been slightly damp on their back end. Does this mean they have a urine infection, and what can we do about it? They seem to be eating, drinking and behaving as normal. Cheers.
 

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Is it red, or definitely orange? Wee can oxidise, resulting in orange wees, it doesn't necessarily mean there is something wrong, oxidised wee is normal.
 

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It's orange, but it's orange straight away, not had time to oxidise?
 

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Have they eaten anything orange? If not it is possible it is a UTI but could also be oxidisation. A UTI needs to be treated with antibiotics from a vet, the most effective is usually Septrin. You will need to identify which pig it is though.
 

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If they have been out on the grass that seems to sometimes cause oxidation like Helen says, if you have some urine sticks I would test their wee first to see if that is showing any blood in their urine, or keep them off the grass for a day or two to see if is clears up :)
 

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Thanks to everyone who replied! Yes, I think it was just that they were too long on the grass, orange wees have cleared up now x
 
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