Bright Red/Sore Looking Piglet Nose

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10 years 6 months ago #30127 by FarmerEms
Hi Guys...

Just yet another problem to ask about to do with my piggies.....:rolleyes:

They have been doing a bit of rooting lately (dammit) so i'm wondering if this is something to do with the rooting, but the smaller of the piggies just within the last 2 days has the whole top part of her nose (on the rim part) has turned bright red and almost see through (if that makes sense) and just wondering if anyone else has had this before, and what if anything, i can do to help if it's something that needs help..... thanks! :D

Growing the LSB one kid/lamb/calf/piglet at a time.. [8D]

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10 years 6 months ago #407132 by Stu_R
My big fella ( Petie the Kune boar) isnt ringed andhas never even tried to root ..
My 2 young girls ( Bundy and Coke) did root big time at round 16 weeks old .. so they are now wearring lovely rings in noses :) and havent rooted since :)

Coke ( Cokie to her friends :) ) has a few times ripped her nose but it always seems to heal very quickly :)
Bundy is more careful i think lol :)

I am guessing its to do with her nose being used as a shovel .. and if she is otherwise happy n healthy n eatting well ( they do that dont they lol ) i would just watch and keep an eye on it .. i doubt it will get any worse ... if it does then take her for a ride in the car to see the vet :)

5 retired Greyhounds ( Bridgette , Lilly, GoGo,Sam and now Lenny) 15 friendly sheep all of whom are named and come when you call them :) , 2 goats, Mollie and Eee Bee :
Olive trees , .. old bugger doing the best he can with no money or land :)

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10 years 5 months ago #408533 by atikin
our piglets did a bit of rooting but not heaps .I never noticed any signs redness around the nose though

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10 years 5 months ago #408552 by eelcat
Could it be sunburn?

1 Border collie, 1 Huntaway, 2 Lhasa Apsos, Suffolk and arapawa ewe crosses, an Arapawa ram,an East Friesian ewe , 5 cats, 42 ducks , 1 rooster and 30 hens, 5 geese, 12 goats, 2 donkeys, 2 house cows, one heifer calf, one bull calf, 3 rabbits and lots and lots and lots of fruit trees...

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10 years 5 months ago #408584 by FarmerEms
I have thought that! She has more of a pink nose than the other, and it's gone away now.. so if it comes back after it's been super sunny i guess i'll have to look into putting sunscreen on her :D

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10 years 5 months ago #408782 by Stikkibeek
Good dollop of zinc cream ought to do the trick..........until she wipes it off in the dirt! :)

Did you know, that what you thought I said, was not what I meant :S

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