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This is Lily, Lily is 9 months old now we got her as a 7.5 month old PB. I am in question if she is pregnant or just overweight. We had a male PB named Wilbur who was shy of ONE DAY of being neutered when we got Lily. Lily got out of her own pen when she came sometime in the middle of the night the first night we got her and was in Wilburs pen when I got up that morning for chores. Wilbur was neutered that morning and they have been in the same pen but hes snipped so the only chance of getting pregnant was that one night before he got snipped.

 

Feb 2nd was the night that they were together (before snipping) so that would make her a month and half.

They are foraging A LOT more now since the snows all gone and have 10 acres of finding goodies I am sure. However, Wilbur is not putting on as much weight and they exercise all day long. I have cut food back to 1 cup in the morning I havent provided treats only hay, which they barely will touch.

 

What do you think? I tryed to get the best side and best front shot but they love to move :) Any advice if she is overweight how can I help her.. otherwise maybe shes just putting on her adult weight????

 

Thanks!!

 

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I have never dealt with pigs so this may not apply to them, but I know with horses a stud can actually breed up to two weeks after castration due to semen still being present in the seminal vesicals, I have also heard of similar issues in dogs and cattle although not for as long a period and have not witnessed it in these species.

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I have never dealt with pigs so this may not apply to them, but I know with horses a stud can actually breed up to two weeks after castration due to semen still being present in the seminal vesicals, I have also heard of similar issues in dogs and cattle although not for as long a period and have not witnessed it in these species.



Thanks! I am going to google that now! You know I never thought after he was snipped he could still have semen hmm good thought!

 

 

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Hmm...I have no experiance with pigs, but it looks more pregnate than overwheight, it's more around the stomach, and there's no wrinkles of fat around the eyes or anything.

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What I remember from Animal science class is that pigs' gestation is 3 months, 3 weeks, 3 days.  And I'm with Nahnah, animals can still put out sperm for awhile after being fixed. Watch to see if her teats get any bigger in the next month. 

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She looks like she may already have a milk line. Which if it is what it looks like she is more than one month prego. My girl started looking like she was getting an udder ? about two weeks to a week before babies showed up. She looks pregnant to me. Good luck 

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First it looks like your pig is a Juliana. If that is the case then she is over weight. Julianas are supposed to be really tapered and don't have the sway back or pot belly. I have a Juliana that has weight issues that we're working on who looks just like your little lady. I've included a picture. I'm not a pig expert but they sure look identical......
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This is a thread from 2012, so I'm sure the owners have found out by now if she was fat or pregnant!

Your pig is cute though. I don't know much about Julianas but they seem like a nice breed.
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"If we long for our planet to be important, there is something we can do about it. We make our world significant by the courage of our questions and by the depth of our answers." ~Carl Sagan

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Im having this issue with my piggie too! Only thing is she has not come back into heat since Sept 1st. Atleast not that I have noticed.
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