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Dippity pig syndrome is a horrible disease for pigs to contract

Dippity Pig: The Mysterious Disease That Strikes Healthy Pigs

It’s heartbreaking to suddenly hear your pig squealing from pain, being unable to walk while dragging their back legs behind them. Dippity pig syndrome (also known as bleeding back syndrome) is an awful skin condition that young pigs develop along their backs and hind quarters.  Pigs with Dippity Pig Syndrome usually squeal frantically and have […]

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Pig Mites: Pig Sarcoptic Mange and What You Can Do

Sarcoptic Mange, or pig mites, is a parasitic disease also known as scabies. Unfortunately, it’s commonly underdiagnosed and should be one of the first causes you investigate when your pig is scratching. Sarcoptic mange is caused by either the Sarcoptes scabiei or Demodex phyllodes mite. Scabies is highly contagious and spreads from direct skin-to-skin contact

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