I have a sick boar on my hands. Mr. Markus went off of his feed on Wednesday and has been overall lethargic ever since. I took his temperature last night and it was 107 degrees. How does one take the temperature of a 300 pound boar, you ask? Well dear friends, it is done by inserting a thermometer into the pig’s rectum. In order to successfully do this, the pig either has to be really sick or the human has to be really fast. In this case, Markus is really sick, so he didn’t protest at all.
The vet came out this morning and declared his lungs clear, good gut sounds, etc., so we gave him an injection to try to bring the fever down and a dose of antibiotics in case the problem is bacterial in nature. I’m hoping for a speedy recovery. Keep your fingers crossed! I’ll keep you posted. Have a great weekend!