scabby feeder pig

QuailQT

Songster
10 Years
Oct 23, 2009
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What is this? We just got these pigs last night at an auction and thought it was just roughed up some by other pigs, but I'm pretty sure it has to be something else to it. Please help if you're experienced at keeping pigs.
 

cassie

Crowing
11 Years
Mar 19, 2009
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I'm certainly no expert, but it looks like it could be mange. Sunburn and ringworm are other possibilities.
 

Chickerdoodle13

The truth is out there...
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Mar 5, 2007
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I agree that mange and ringworm are possible causes of this. It's impossible to say though without skin scrapings. It's usually not too expensive to have done at the vet. However, if you are planning to butcher these pigs, be sure to bring it up to the vet so they can consider that when coming up with a treatment.
 

QuailQT

Songster
10 Years
Oct 23, 2009
359
13
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NW PA
thanks for replying. The vet put him on antibiotics and wormed him too. He's feeling much better now and was running around today when my hubby checked on him.
 
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