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Post op care after neutering a boar

WombleandBear

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My boar is getting neutered soon and I was just wondering if he needs a temporary smaller pen for a few days after surgery. He currently lives with two excitable baby boars and I've heard some sources saying to separate and others to put them all together again. Some advice from personal experience would be great :)

This is a question more of curiosity, but I've been asked to make him a 'lunchbox' of veg and hay for post op. I was wondering if theres any veg that is particularly good for piggies getting over an operation? Again I haven't been able to find anything, but if not I'll give him a selection of regular veg.
 

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My boar is getting neutered soon and I was just wondering if he needs a temporary smaller pen for a few days after surgery. He currently lives with two excitable baby boars and I've heard some sources saying to separate and others to put them all together again. Some advice from personal experience would be great :)

This is a question more of curiosity, but I've been asked to make him a 'lunchbox' of veg and hay for post op. I was wondering if theres any veg that is particularly good for piggies getting over an operation? Again I haven't been able to find anything, but if not I'll give him a selection of regular veg.
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His favourite veg or otherwise something watery or green like fresh herbs and piece of cucumber would be best for his lunchbox in addition to his favourite hay. It is important that he is eating once he has woken up and that the nurses can assure that this has happened before he is allowed home.

Please take the time to read our neutering guide; it has a chapter on neutering specific post-op aspects and complications as well as a link to our general post-op care guide. It also has a chapter with videos and pictures that show how a normal recovery should run.
I have made it as comprehensive as possible with the kind of detail that we cannot pack into a couple of sentences but which you need in the acute case.

Unless your boy is really poorly, he doesn't need any separation. The more he is in his usual environment, the better. Separation is an additional stress factor that can contribute to lowering the immune system at a time you want to boost healing. In my own experience, companions will not damage any operation scars; that only happens by the operated piggy and is always a big sign that something is not right (pain).

I wouldn't put him outside on the lawn or in an exercise run for the first 2-3 days until the small incisions start knitting quickly but confinement and separation should not be necessary and only contemplated if there are major complications.

Here are the relevant links again. Please read and bookmark them; you should find them very helpful if there are problems but ideally you shouldn't need them!
Tips For Post-operative Care
Neutered / De-sexed Boars And Neutering Operations: Myths, Facts and Post-op Care
 
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