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Smelly piggies post neutering

CharlieRolo

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Hello all, I would love some advice please (we will of course we speaking to the vet tomorrow for their opinion). We neutered our 8 month old boars on Wednesday and since then they have had a very pungent smell (our girls describe it as a farmyard smell). Their wounds are healing well so I am presuming they are not infected. Has anyone experienced this before? we are desperately hoping this isn't their new 'normal' smell! They are eating and drinking well but they are quite fractious with each other. Thank you and I hope you're having a lovely Sunday :-)
 

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Hello all, I would love some advice please (we will of course we speaking to the vet tomorrow for their opinion). We neutered our 8 month old boars on Wednesday and since then they have had a very pungent smell (our girls describe it as a farmyard smell). Their wounds are healing well so I am presuming they are not infected. Has anyone experienced this before? we are desperately hoping this isn't their new 'normal' smell! They are eating and drinking well but they are quite fractious with each other. Thank you and I hope you're having a lovely Sunday :-)
Hi!

Good that you have them seen! A stale urine smell could point towards an infection in the urinary tract or something stuck in their not yet contracted anal sacs which will shrink back over the coming weeks in the wake of the removal of the testicles.

Neutered boars should be overall a bit less smelly than full boars although they can still generate intense testosterone clouds and very smelly testosterone laden pee whenever they are excited.
 

CharlieRolo

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Thank you Wiebke, that's really helpful.

Hi!

Good that you have them seen! A stale urine smell could point towards an infection in the urinary tract or something stuck in their not yet contracted anal sacs which will shrink back over the coming weeks in the wake of the removal of the testicles.

Neutered boars should be overall a bit less smelly than full boars although they can still generate intense testosterone clouds and very smelly testosterone laden pee whenever they are excited.
 
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