Potbellied pigs (PBP) have a short to medium wrinkled snout, small erect ears, large jowls in proportion to the head, short neck, pronounced potbelly, swayed back, and straight tail with a switch at the end. The CON and LEA lines of PBP at 1 yr of age should not be >18 in. at the withers (ideal height ≤14 in.) or weigh > 95 lb (ideal weight ≤ 50 lb). The life span of PBP is probably 8–20 yr with ~10–15 yr typical. Very small or obese PBP may have a shortened life span. For hematologic and serum biochemical reference ranges, see Reference Guides: Hematologic Reference Ranges a and see Reference Guides: Serum Biochemical Reference Ranges a.
Last full review/revision July 2011 by D. Bruce Lawhorn, DVM, MS