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Greasy Bum - Advice Please?

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Pig Slave

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My 16 month old sow has developed a very greasy bum. It looks like an overactive grease gland I've seen in previous boars but I've never experienced it in a female. It has only started in the past fortnight and has coincided with her displaying with some dominance type behaviour (which is not normal for her). I am having to spot clean her bottom with pig shampoo every few days as it is covering approx 2 inches of fur visible clearly visible from a distance but I'm worried that this will dry her skin out if I keep doing this. It is definitely grease and not urine/diarrhoea. She is her normal perky self and is eating and drinking plenty. Does anyone have any experience of this in a female and is it something I should be concerned about.
 

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I have recently seen this develop in my older sow who is now 5 years old. I use unfragranced baby wipes to clean her up once a week now.

The dominance could just be her coming into season or reacting to another sow coming into season who might be challenging her position. Have you noticed any other bodily changes for her? Changes in shape. With the nipples perhaps a change in size or some crusting around them? The reason I ask is that with Bumble she started looking dirty around her bum quite young but then last year it got a lot worse and she was always wet. Turned out she had a very large ovarian cyst which had got to the point of causing incontinence. She had an emergency spay and since then has been fine bar the overactive grease gland... I have no idea if this is related or not
 

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I use cold pressed organic coconut oil on my boars grease glands as they get very greasy and very dirty very quickly :)

It's not toxic and cleans it off very easily and does not dry out their delicate skins. Added bonus is they also smell devine.
 
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