Tells you all you need to know!
My own question - how DO you tell if your boar is impacted? I´ve never once cleaned out my five boys and I´m wondering if I´m missing something. They don´t feel as if there´s something stuck down there and they all get ten tons of veggies every day plus constant hay. Despite being in close proximity to the girls they don´t seem to scent a lot (except Jet who is neutered and actually lives with the girls - but he mostly just rumbles).
I check my two boars all the time, they look nothing like my sis´s old guy. Mine are relatively young.
I usually notice he needs cleaning out when his poops get a little smellier than usual, or I see some bedding sticking out.
The white creamy substance in the cecal pouch is quite normal and should not be removed, it helps lubricate the pouch and assists easy passage of poops.
The white stringy (rice noodle) things are also quite normal for healthy boars. They are seminal plugs and can sometimes be discovered in all sorts of odd places! Yuck! The first time I found one I put in a baggy and took it to my vet, thinking it was a parasite of some kind. We both had a good laugh over it when we figured out what it was.
If the boar is neutered, do they still produce seminal fluid? Are there seminal plugs involved?
And, I might add, Leebee PROMISED me my neutered boar won´t get impacted. Now that I could bear to part with him, am I going to find out this was an evil LIE!!??
I don´t believe that is a problem. Certainly hasn´t leaped out at me although I´ve seen the urethral plug. Was probably from an intact boar waiting to be neutered. Can´t really remember the details.
Definitely there is no extra stink, but I never noticed my intact boars stinking anyway.
Thought maybe she graced him with her tolerance.
No, I haven´t noticed any stink at all with the King.