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I have a nine month old unspayed female pig, she weighs about fifteen pounds and is eating a diet of nutrina miniature pig food and oats and she drinks plenty of water. Her vulva is swollen and she's leaking a mucus that looks like silicone. What could this be? She's otherwise very healthy, I have no clue as to what might be happening to her.

Your pig may be going into heat or she may have a pelvic infection. I am not a veterinarian and can not make a diagnosis over the internet. I suggest consulting with your veterinarian. If she's going into heat, she's old enough to be spayed. If this is an infection, the vet will need to give her antibiotics. There's a list of veterinarians who see pigs at

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Helen Morrison


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!


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

Pigs of Great Fortune; FAREC; PigCollaborative

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