Piglets have eight needle sharp teeth from birth which the pig owner or farmer may decide to clip.
The teeth are often clipped to prevent injuries to other piglets as the piglets often fight for position on the sows teats as they suckle for milk.
Another reason for teeth clipping is that this reduces the risk of infection or injury to the sows teats.
Teeth clipping can be done when the piglets are a day or two old as the piglets are easy to handle.
Nail clippers may be used to clip the piglets teeth.
Ensure that only the tips of the teeth are clipped so that the gums are not damaged and that no jagged or sharp edges are left on the teeth.