A Large White Yorkshire sow aged two years and eighth month gave birth to 10 piglets in its fourth farrowing at Livestock Research Station, Kattupakkam during the year 2007-2008.Immediately after birth, individual piglets were weighed and sex of the piglets was recorded.
All the piglets were healthy and active at the time of birth.
During screening, a newborn piglet was found to possess scrotal sacs and vulval opening in the perineal region (Figure 1).
After humane method of slaughter, the whole pig carcass was opened and the following structures/abnormalities were observed in internal genital organs (Figures 2 and 3).
Tissue samples from both ovaries were fixed into 10 percent formalin and paraffinized tissue section were cut into 4 - 6 um thickness and stained with haematoxylin and eosin (HE).
Based on the observations made, it was concluded that the case was a true hermaphrodite.