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Country veterinarian spays a female piglet (Vietnam)

Making the incision!

Spaying is a common and simple surgical operation to remove or disable a female animal’s ovaries.­

Here the operation takes place in the village's pig market.­ The screaming piglet is attached up-side down on a piece of wood.­ The veterinarian performs a small incision that does not cause any bleeding (he must have done that operation very often and knows exactly where to cut).­ Then he inserts his bare fingers (no gloves, no scrubbing) in the piglet's belly through the incision to find the ovaries.­ Hopefully the animal has a good immune system! The ovaries are extracted, ligatured and put back inside, then the incision is stitched.­ Of course no anesthetic is used, so the piglet was very vocal during the entire operation that lasted no more than 5 minutes.­ After the operation the piglet seemed totally exhausted and suddenly very quite, after oinking very loudly during the whole ordeal.­

See the other photos of the piglet spaying operation.

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Sad, really, when you think about it.