Epitheliogenesis imperfecta

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.

Nursing piglets

  • 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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