Epitheliogenesis imperfecta

Congenital condition in which the piglet is born deprived of skin areas. It is rare.

Alternative names: aplasia cutis, imperfect skin

Information

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).

 

Symptoms

ows, nursery and fattening

  • It is not present.

Nursing piglets

  • Have areas with no skin at birth.

 

Causes / Contributing Factors

An abnormality during development.

 

Diagnosis

It is based on clinical signs.

 

Control/Prevention

  • 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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