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Dandruff

MilliePigs

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I have a Texel piggie who I’ve found has some dandruff. I understand that this could be an indicator that he has lice but he’s not particularly itchy and doesn’t have any bald spots or hair loss. I was just wondering if it’s typical of Texels to have dry skin and dandruff being a long haired breed?
 

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@MilliePigs I think they do. Something about the wavy hair must cause their drier skin. I had a rex pig once and his skin was drier than my others. He also had a mites a couple of times whereast my othera seemed completely fine.
 

MilliePigs

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@MilliePigs I think they do. Something about the wavy hair must cause their drier skin. I had a rex pig once and his skin was drier than my others. He also had a mites a couple of times whereast my othera seemed completely fine.
i believe that texels are originally half Rex so maybe the dry skin comes from that
 
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