Cutting teeth

General discussions on health, disease, conditions etc
Post Reply
ukag0972
Posts: 48
Joined: Mon Dec 10, 2007 7:32 pm
Location: Argyll, Scotland

Cutting teeth

Post by ukag0972 » Thu Mar 12, 2009 6:10 pm

Do you cut the tusks in piglets?

I cut my Tamworths teeth and I would of thought you'd cut the teeth of my Kunes too, but I just need clarification. I realise its a personal preference but do you?

Lee

Darrell
Posts: 78
Joined: Mon Jan 21, 2008 2:03 pm
Location: East Sussex

Post by Darrell » Fri Mar 13, 2009 6:32 pm

I have never cut any of my kune piglets teeth and never had any problems,hope this helps.

wendy scu
Posts: 1076
Joined: Mon Dec 03, 2007 9:48 pm
Location: Herefordshire
Contact:

Post by wendy scu » Fri Mar 13, 2009 8:41 pm

no, me neither

ukag0972
Posts: 48
Joined: Mon Dec 10, 2007 7:32 pm
Location: Argyll, Scotland

Post by ukag0972 » Fri Mar 13, 2009 10:23 pm

If Wendy doesn't do it, then I'm not!!!

Thanks

redgeorge
Posts: 137
Joined: Sat Mar 01, 2008 12:01 am
Location: shropshire
Contact:

Post by redgeorge » Thu Mar 19, 2009 11:56 pm

No absolutely no need to ever cut their teeth!

AmandaR
Posts: 21
Joined: Wed Dec 17, 2008 9:55 am

Post by AmandaR » Tue Apr 28, 2009 11:47 pm

Glad there's a concensus on this. Been asked a couple of times about cutting the tusks before studding: didn't fancy the idea and over the years we've never suffered from pig bites. Chicken feet, esp cock spurs are a different matter.

wendy scu
Posts: 1076
Joined: Mon Dec 03, 2007 9:48 pm
Location: Herefordshire
Contact:

Post by wendy scu » Wed Apr 29, 2009 6:31 am

cutting teeth in piglets wont stop them growing tusks as adults.

i have five boars at stud and have never cut their tusks for mating. never had a problem and they are always agreeable towards the sow if you know when and how to introduce them.

cut them last year for showing the boars and its not a big deal, very quick and easy with an experienced vet and the boars don't aseem to mind.

Post Reply