Disappearing Piris

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Himleyku
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Disappearing Piris

Post by Himleyku » Tue Jun 28, 2016 9:28 pm

Hi, I had some piglets born with piris, when I checked today some piglets had lost both, one had lost one, and some still had both!
What is going on please?

claire86
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Re: Disappearing Piris

Post by claire86 » Fri Jul 01, 2016 11:10 am

There are others on here who have had more experience of this than me but I do believe this can happen - genetically some have piris that are 'more attached' than others. Those who have piris that aren't very well attached, can have them drop off. When breeding, those with two piris are more desirable.

The Rushbury Pig
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Re: Disappearing Piris

Post by The Rushbury Pig » Mon Jul 25, 2016 7:52 pm

My guess, would be as Claire says, some are not very well attached and do come off in the first few days.

Sometimes they pull each others off when fighting for teats and dominance, some dry up where they connect and drop off, some get pulled off when they stand on them or when another piglets stand on them.

If you register any of them be sure to make sure you register what they were born with even if they have dropped off as those who had them are carrying different genetics to those with even if they are not well attached :D
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