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We have rescued a large male pot bellied pig with all His marbles still intact. The herdsman that is going to neuter this two year old pigger uses vodka to knock the big boys out. Is there any problems with using Vodka to down these piggers ????

Answer
This is a dangerous idea.

The amount of vodka you'll need to knock out a pig this size is fatal. Additionally, pot-bellied pigs need extra stitched on the inguinal loop, or their intestines may fall out the incision.

In short, please don't neuter this pig this way.

Please take this pig to a veterinarian. There's a list at www.farec.org  Or, contact the rescues and sanctuaries listed there for help, so he can be neutered by a vet in a safe, pain free way.

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Helen Morrison

Expertise

Pot-bellied or other miniature pet pig care, including diet, housing, training, health care. Can provide information about zoning, adoption, supplies, and organizations. Questions about any kind of pet swine are welcome!

Experience

Owning, raising, and caring for small pet swine, including "Vietnamese" pot-bellied pigs since 1992.

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Pigs of Great Fortune; FAREC; PigCollaborative

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BBA from KSU

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