Esther the Wonder Pig is now cancer-free: owner


CAMPBELLVILLE, Ont. — An Ontario pig with a massive social media following is now cancer-free. Owner Steve Jenkins says Esther the Wonder Pig underwent surgery for breast cancer last month. Jenkins says Esther was diagnosed with cancer in early August and doctors also found a stomach ulcer that was causing her pain. He says Esther will now be spayed in early October in an effort to prevent against uterine cancers and stabilize her hormone levels. Esther is a social media sensation and her owners have written two best-selling books aboutRead More

Successful surgery for Esther the Wonder Pig

Successful surgery for Esther the Wonder Pig

Esther the Wonder Pig is on the road to recovery after successfully undergoing surgery for breast cancer. The six-year-old pig started suffering from health complications, including seizures and hyperventilation, last fall. But there was no scanner big enough to diagnose her symptoms. So her caretakers, Steve Jenkins and Derek Walter, used Esther’s celebrity power to raise more than half a million dollars to bring an oversized CT scanner to the Ontario Veterinary College at the University of Guelph. Esther was found to have tumours in her mammary glands, one ofRead More