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Flakey Skin And Bald Patches!

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Strawb

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Hey guys, if in doubt I'm always looking on here for advice but this time I can't find anything like what my pig has so help would be appreciated!
His name is Tails, he's a 3 year old Rex and for a good year and a half/2 years he's had hair loss patches on his lower back/hind, his fur will either fall out or can be pulled out in clumps with dry skin attached to the root, it doesn't hurt him and he doesn't seem bothered by it at all he loves to be brushed, he's had mite treatment which had no affect then he had a skin scrape for mange/fungus both were negative then it all grew back! So every so often it'll come and go with bald patches, dry clumpy fur falling out and my other pig (Sonic) doesn't have the same condition. I'll add that both Tails' front paw nails ALWAYS grow curved, I went to a different vet today who wanted allot of £££ to test Tails for the same stuff he's already been tested for or to go see an exotic vet because both issues could be linked to a hormone balance? so now I'm at a loss on what to do!

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What sort of mite treatment has he had? I think you should ask the vet about injections for mites rather than topical stuff, the injections are far more effective.
 

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I agree with Poppy's mum that if he had Spot on treatment to ask about the injections as they are more effective, he would need 3 a week apart. Also the fungal tests only tend to produce a positive result if it is ringworm and not any of the other many types of fungal. I would also ask the exotic vet about fungal treatment alongside, such as Imaverol dips (at least 48 hours after any mite treatment) or the oral medication Itrafungol.
 
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