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Pig tusk
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coaltrain    Posted 07-18-2001 at 11:47:44       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Does any one have any thought on clipping pig tusk? Must, doesn't matter, sometimes, never! Just would would like others opinion. Thanks coaltrain!!!


Sue    Posted 11-06-2003 at 19:49:36       [Reply]  [Send Email]
My pig is in need of having one of his tusks reduced as when he rests his skin folds on his cheeks rub on it and get a bit sore. The vet is going to give a general anaesthetic and saw it off. This is the correct procedure according to pig husbandry and welfare journals. The tusk must not be clipped in case it shatters


Larry    Posted 07-18-2001 at 19:18:44       [Reply]  [Send Email]

Depends on how bad you get hooked by one. If you can still walk,a two foot length of two inch pipe works good. Probably the best way is to snare his snout,and snub the old boy off to a good stout post. Then use one of them flexable cable saws the vet uses to cut up a dead calf that is too big to get out of the cow.(someone help me out here) Can't think of what they are called right now. Getting to late in the day for the old noggin to work that good.


Ole Cuss    Posted 07-19-2001 at 12:22:41       [Reply]  [No Email]

Larry,the cutting wire is called gigli wire. Why that name? Damfino.


Larry    Posted 07-19-2001 at 14:14:07       [Reply]  [Send Email]

Huh,I'll be darned. I didn't think it was called that,but it sure makes short work of boar tusks. I know some people use to use a big nippers like the ones you use on horses hooves. The only problem is that it had a tendency to shatter the tusk,and create all kinds of trouble for the ol' boy.


Ole Cuss    Posted 07-18-2001 at 13:48:13       [Reply]  [No Email]

I have a fine scar on my left palm courtesy of the right tusk of a half-potbelled "pig" that grew out to 200 lb. and a lotta attitude. He got .38 cal comeuppance but I had one paw out of action for a month and it hurt like a bastid, too. On little pigs and
shoats it's no big deal, but the cutters and whetters on full-grown swine can kill you.


Kallie    Posted 01-27-2004 at 19:12:05       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I have a potbelled pig and he is a baby and he eats all the time and his weight makes the hoofs hurt like heck get a nail file and file them dowm and poilsh them with that thick nail poilsh them up under neath if yall know how to keep them satisfied write back>>thanks Kallie


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