Pot Bellied Pigs/broken huff

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My 4 month old mini pot belly pig jumped off of the bed and caught his back huff on a make up case on the floor and broke the back part of his huff. It bled pretty good and stopped after apply pressure. It is broken in half though...he can walk just fine...is his huff like a toenail that will fall off and grow back? Please help the vet is closed.

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Yes, hooves are a lot like toe nails. They grow and need trimming. His hoof should grow out fine. Keep it clean and watch out for signs of infection, like redness or swelling. Check his feet daily, and, if you can, file them just a bit with an emery board or nail file. If you can file his feet a little bit every day, he may never need a hoof trim


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Helen Morrison

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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!

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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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