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Hair Loss, Flaky Scabby Skin. Help:(

TsukiLouWho123

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hi there! I have an elderly Pig at 7 years old and she has been the happiest, healthiest pig ever until recently. I noticed that on her neck and stomach area she has lost a lot of hair over time it hasn't been drastically and I'm wondering why? :(
Someone suggested that it could be dental related but she has regular check ups and her teeth are fine plus it wouldn't make sense as there are patches balding down her back now too:/? I'm not sure what's caused it I gave her a bath with piggie shampoo and the skin has become slightly flaky and little red scabs in the centre of the balding if that makes sense?
I hopefully uploaded some pictures. She has a stained mouth due to eating an orange beforehand so she's not drooling as people have previously told me. But she's fine every other way doesn't seem to bother by it at all I just want to know if it's just something that happens in older pigs?
I have been applying coconut oil to the areas to soothe them so if there's anything I can do let me know. I've checked for parasites and I cant seem to find any, of course I can't see mites so please let me know your guess.

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TsukiLouWho123

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OOO that looks sore! Is she scratching at all?
No not at all! She isn't bothering about it that's why I'm so curious:/ people suggested that coconut oil/Vaseline over time will heal it?
I am kind of into hair care myself and I know coconut oil has some anti fungal properties so maybe something like that? Or I'm completely wrong because I know pigs are different from humans of course
 
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