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Strange Reddish Sticky P

HeatherW

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I've just gone to say goodnight to my piggies and noticed a couple of tiny blobs of reddish sticky goo stuck to the fleece. It seems to have become harder/stickier as it dries. It *could* have come from the pieces of bell pepper, but there's no food (or evidence that they've bern eating it) close by.

I've checked both my sows and there doesn't appear to be any sign that it's come from either of them, although I only noticed it because Jasmine was sat there and then moved out of the way. They've been at my parents' house for a week whilst I was away on holiday, but both are behaving perfectly normally.

I did wonder if there might be a slight discolouration to their wee. They're on shavings and the wet patches looked a little darker than usual, although I've inspected it and it could just be the light. Poos also look normal and there's plenty of them!

Any ideas? Is it something I should be worried about? Has anyone else come across this before? I've attached two pictures to show the colour and stickiness of it (which has become stickier pretty quickly as the air's got to it, which makes me think it's likely to have come from Jasmine). I don't suppose it could have come from a perineal sack?

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I've just gone to say goodnight to my piggies and noticed a couple of tiny blobs of reddish sticky goo stuck to the fleece. It seems to have become harder/stickier as it dries. It *could* have come from the pieces of bell pepper, but there's no food (or evidence that they've bern eating it) close by.

I've checked both my sows and there doesn't appear to be any sign that it's come from either of them, although I only noticed it because Jasmine was sat there and then moved out of the way. They've been at my parents' house for a week whilst I was away on holiday, but both are behaving perfectly normally.

I did wonder if there might be a slight discolouration to their wee. They're on shavings and the wet patches looked a little darker than usual, although I've inspected it and it could just be the light. Poos also look normal and there's plenty of them!

Any ideas? Is it something I should be worried about? Has anyone else come across this before? I've attached two pictures to show the colour and stickiness of it (which has become stickier pretty quickly as the air's got to it, which makes me think it's likely to have come from Jasmine). I don't suppose it could have come from a perineal sack?

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It is hopefully just a one-off from the reproductive tract, but see a vet if there are more signs of goo or bleeding.
 
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