Pig, Goat & Sheep Spay and Neuter

It’s not just dogs and cats that need to be spayed or neutered. Spaying and neutering make any animal unable to have offspring. It also reduces the risk of many future health problems. Farm animals like pigs, goats, and sheep benefit from being spayed and neutered just as house pets do. Learn more about neutering pigs, sheep, and goats from Care Pet Hospital and Resort in Jacksonville, FL.

Pig, Goat & Sheep Spay and Neuter

Spaying and Neutering Pigs

Spaying and neutering make pigs much easier to handle. We recommend having your pig fixed as early in their life as possible because young animals recover more quickly. Best Friends Animal Society recommends that pet potbellied pigs should be spayed or neutered by an affordable vet. Not only does it make the pigs better behaved, but it also removes any chance of getting cancer or tumors of the reproductive organs.

Spaying and Neutering Goats

Neutering by a veterinarian makes male goats less aggressive to humans and other animals. Neutered goats also smell less than male goats that have not been neutered. In the breeding season, bucks will urinate all over themselves, including their faces. Spaying goats is becoming more common and carries the same benefits as spaying other animals. Goats need to fast for at least twelve hours before surgery so they do not regurgitate when under general anesthesia.

Spaying and Neutering Sheep

Like pigs and goats, rams are neutered to make them less belligerent and easy to handle. Like goats, they do best in the company of their kind. Keeping spayed or neutered sheep eliminates the chance of unwanted lambs. Otherwise, they need to be kept at least one field away from ewes. Neutered rams grow slower than entire lambs. Unfixed rams tend to get injured more often due to fighting for mates. Sheep also need to fast before surgery.

Neutered Animals Are Less Prone to Wandering

Pigs, goats, and sheep are less prone to try to get out of their pens or fields to roam about when they are neutered or spayed. Entire animals, especially the males, are always sniffing for females in heat. When they get out to roam, they are likely to be injured by traffic, by dogs, or by other males of their species.

Contact Our Veterinarian in Jacksonville, FL for Spay and Neuter Services

If you are looking for an affordable vet in Jacksonville, FL, contact Care Pet Hospital & Resort Today. Call us at for more information or to schedule an appointment.  

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