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Bald Patches On Sows Belly.

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Sshorty

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Hi, I was checking my piggy over this morning, and whilst she seems perfectly well in herself and hasn't lost weight and is still eating, I found she has bald patches on her belly and around her right hind leg. I haven't found any mites on her or her sister... can anybody tell me what this looks like? Does it look like self-barbering?

(Btw yes I am aware her toenails need trimmed, that's a job for today... and I am aware she has 4 nipples)

 

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I would get her checked by a vet as hairloss can be caused by a number of things such as mange mites, fungal or even ovarian cysts. Does she seem hormonal at all?
 

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Nope, she doesn't seem hormonal. She's always been a quiet, little piggy. She's only 868g when I weighed her just now. She was the runt of the litter when I rescued her from abandonment. She is very placid and doesn't do much at the best of times so it's kind of hard to tell really. I'm going to treat her for mites and ringworm, and if it's not gone by the end of the course of treatment or she gets significantly worse, I'll take her to the vets.
 

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I would get her checked by a vet as hairloss can be caused by a number of things such as mange mites, fungal or even ovarian cysts. Does she seem hormonal at all?
Nope, she doesn't seem hormonal. She's always been a quiet, little piggy. She's only 868g when I weighed her just now. She was the runt of the litter when I rescued her from abandonment. She is very placid and doesn't do much at the best of times so it's kind of hard to tell really. I'm going to treat her for mites and ringworm, and if it's not gone by the end of the course of treatment or she gets significantly worse, I'll take her to the vets.
 

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Hello and welcome to the forum.
I don't mean to sound like a party pooper but we don't recommend home treating on spec. It is much better to go to the vets and get the correct diagnosis and the correct treatment at the correct dosage. Most OTC treatments do not have a sufficiently high dose to cure the problem anyway. The problem with home treating is that it can sometimes make it harder for the vet to make the correct formal diagnosis as the problem has been part treated or symptoms partially obscured. Please take her to the vet to get a proper diagnosis.
 
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