I was watching Milo (my neutered boar) run around during floor time last night and noticed that he seems to be in an ..um... "aroused" state and still is this morning. I didn´t really think anything of it until I came across this info posted on Peter Gurney´s Health Guide ( Protruding Penis ) and now I am quite concerned.
I looked at the sexing pictures on Teresa´s site and this is what he looks like, without have to press his genital area:
His penis is not retracting and does look a bit on the dry side. I don´t see a "ring of semen" as PG describes so I´m not really sure what to do. Milo doesn´t seem to be showing signs of being in pain, but he is biting me now while I´m holding him in my lap. Is it time for a trip to the vet?
Thanks for you help.
So my guess is to soak him and look much more closely to see if something is stuck there. If there is redness or it feels hot, there may be something else going on.
I ended up taking him to the vets to have them clean him off and solve the problem. I did try soaking but panicked when it had no effect on the swelling. But apparently my soaking did have effect because all the vets did was add some mineral oil.
I just checked a boar. His penis was not quite as extended. It could be that this guy is just beginning to have a problem - follow lynx´s advice.
Pigpal, thank you for your suggestion. I think you are right. I also checked over Molly and it appears that she may be in heat (if I´m interpreting the pictures correctly) so I´m curious whether that may be having an affect on Milo. I will wash him off with warm water and give the KY jelly a try and will just keep my eye on it for now.