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greasy pig diseaseJoe Segen2016-12-13T00:27:01+00:00
greasy pig disease
Definition An acute exudative dermatitis that affects piglets from shortly after birth up to about 8 months, which is caused by Staphylococcus hyicus, a normally harmless saprobe of the dermal flora.
Clinical findings Localised lesions on the flanks and behind ears that begin as small, dark, localised infection on the face or legs, often related to biting, trauma and rough surfaces, which may become gangrenous and cause death.
Synonyms Exudative dermatitis, exudative epidermatitis
Image Chasing the Greased Pig, Richard Doyle (1824-83), wood-cut