Congenital condition in which the piglet is born deprived of skin areas. It is rare.
Alternative names: aplasia cutis, imperfect skin
The piglet is born deprived of skin areas. It usually occurs in the limbs or flanks and is usually associated with an individual animal (not a litter).
ows, nursery and fattening
It is not present.
- Have areas with no skin at birth.
Causes / Contributing Factors
An abnormality during development.
It is based on clinical signs.
- None since the case is sporadic.
- If the affected areas are small, piglet will heal gradually.
- In severe cases piglet should be euthanized
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