PIG PEOPLE -Pig umbilical hernia.

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by FeaganFarm, Sep 16, 2011.

  1. FeaganFarm

    FeaganFarm Out Of The Brooder

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    Is it possible for them to heal on their own? One of my large 5 month old large black guilts developed a hernia about two months ago. The sac was about the size of a tennis ball and the hole in the abdomen was just big enough to put a finger in. The sac has been shrinking over the past two weeks, and is practically gone now. I haven't felt to see if the hole has closed, but I will this evening. I just wonder if its possible. I hope so, and certainly looks so. I guess if the hole is getting smaller too then I will have my answer! Silly me.
     
  2. Livinzoo

    Livinzoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is possible. A lot of the times a loop of intestines gets pinched and that causes problems. I have heard that you can take a yogurt lid and put that over the "hole" after you push the intestine back in and then duct tape it in place. 6 months is a bit big to be able to flip them over to make sure all the intestine is in.
     

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