Country veterinarian spays a female piglet (Vietnam)
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. Hopefuly 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.
This small series is part of my Vietnam photo album.
NEW DEVELOPMENT: Those photos have been illegally used to make a slideshow video promoting racism and hate speech against asian people. This video was published on Youtube. It has been removed after I filed a copyright enfringement claim. If you see other copies of this video, please notify me immediately.
You can also check these smaller selections of photos on selected subjects:
- Tribe people of Vietnam: A selection of my best photos of Tribe people from Northern Vietnam.
- A photo-documentary about eating dog meat for dinner: "Thịt chó" means eating a (hot) dog - literally). But be advised that those are very GRAPHIC photos and not advised for children.