Skin diseases

A common complaint with pet pigs is of pruritis (itching) and dry, flaky skin. This combined with hair loss along the sides of the body is usually signs of sarcoptic mange (a skin disease caused by infection with the Sarcoptes scabiei mite) which is easily treated with Ivermectin. In the case of demodectic mange, crusts […]

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Veterinary Aspects Of Pot-Bellied Pigs As Pets

Origins: Far East Kept as pets by Chinese Emperors   General: Lifespan: 12 – 18 years Colour: Generally Black, but now all shades from white, through silver and browns Adult weight: 50 – 75 kg Ears: Erect Type: Lard pig   Housing: Indoors – need to be housetrained, and can be destructive, causing much damage. […]

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