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This pig has an umbilical hernia commonly known as a belly rupture.  When the navel ruptures, the intestines protrude through into the subcutaneous area creating a mass like the one in the picture.  While it normally is not painful, it can result in a strangulated intestine.  Surgery is available but it is likely not cost effective for production pigs.

Umbilical hernia

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Description: This pig has an umbilical hernia commonly known as a belly rupture. When the navel ruptures, the intestines protrude through into the subcutaneous area creating a mass like the one in the picture. While it normally is not painful, it can result in a strangulated intestine. Surgery is available but it is likely not cost effective for production pigs.

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