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To Neuter or not

Miss Molly

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Hi please can I have some advise I have a 10 week old piggy who was neutered before I got him and at the same time I rescued a 3 year old and I’m now in a quandary as to if I should have the older one neutered too, this is as I’ve read articles on impaction and I don’t want him suffering later in life , if I go ahead will it upset the balance between the 2 piggies they get on really well the older one is such a gentle little soul, but the little one does a lot of rumble strutting and the older one ignores him! Any advise would be really appreciated.
 

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Hi please can I have some advise I have a 10 week old piggy who was neutered before I got him and at the same time I rescued a 3 year old and I’m now in a quandary as to if I should have the older one neutered too, this is as I’ve read articles on impaction and I don’t want him suffering later in life , if I go ahead will it upset the balance between the 2 piggies they get on really well the older one is such a gentle little soul, but the little one does a lot of rumble strutting and the older one ignores him! Any advise would be really appreciated.
Hi!

It is your call.

Please be aware that only about 1 in 10 boars will experience impaction and that this includes neutered boars. They still get it; it is just because their anal sac is not as distended by fully descended testicles that impaction is usually not getting as bad. But you still need to clear out a sac in a neutered boar with stronger impaction.

This guide tells you what neutering really does and what it doesn't: Neutered / De-sexed Boars And Neutering Operations: Myths, Facts and Post-op Care
 
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