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  • Joined May 2021
Problems with my pig
« on: May 14, 2021, 02:42:07 pm »
Hi everyone hope youíre well.

Iím wondering if anyone has any ideas for me I have a five-year-old KuneKune pig who last week was sedated to have his tusks shortened as they are cutting into his face and causing him pain. Ever since this has been done to him he has become rather aggressive and last night he attacked his companion pig. For those who are worried the companion pig is fine heís just got some scratches but we have had to separate them as he is terrified. Iím concerned as my pig is normally extraordinarily friendly and I canít think of any reason why heís turned like this. Iím wondering if this has happened to anybody else whether this could be a possible long winded side-effect of the sedation? Any suggestions would be helpful. Please be aware of my pigs are pets and I am a vegetarian. If they cannot get along they will be placed in pens next to each other so that they can still communicate and will be brought out into the garden separately would just rather keep them together as theyíve always got on so well.


  • Joined Feb 2012
Re: Problems with my pig
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2021, 06:15:30 pm »
Hi Rebecca  :wave:

Most people use a pig snare not sedation when detusking. The detusking isn't painful and haven't known a boar be aggressive after detusking. I suspect the sedation has caused the problem but also that he should get back to normal.

If you can keep them side by side for a day and then try them back together hopefully it will be fine.


  • Joined Nov 2017
  • Morayshire
Re: Problems with my pig
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2021, 04:43:27 pm »
How long were the boars apart for during the sedation and operation?

If we have pairs (or triplets) of boars we normally don't let our them be apart for any longer than 24 hours because after that they can turn aggressive towards each other. If they are apart for longer then they stay separated.
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