Whats wrong with piggy losing hair??

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by B520, Jul 10, 2016.

  1. B520

    B520 Just Hatched

    Jun 29, 2016
    So I got my dad a pot bellied pig last year and it grew bigger, grew tusks (still friendly as ever) but now he is missing hair. Whats up with that? Missing hair on legs too that you can't see in the pic.

    I assumed he was just shedding for the heat but I'm scared now.

  2. cassie

    cassie Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 19, 2009
    Could be ringworm or some other fungus, or mange. Once you find out what it is, it shouldn't be hard to fix. If the pig were mine, I would spray him with BluKote. If it is a fungus you should see an improvement in a very few days. If nothing happens you will need to try something else. A consult with a vet may be in order.

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