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NECROTIC stomatitis is uncommon in pigs but it can be a debilitating condition refractory to treatment. Stomatitis due to Fusobacterium necrophorum is more common in young pigs but has been described in adults in America (Ramos-Vara and others 1998). Stomatitis specifically associated with spirochaetal infection in pigs was first reported in the UK in the 1970s (Blandford and others 1972, Harcourt 1973). Stomatitis can also be associated with exotic viral vesicular diseases such as foot-and-mouth disease and vesicular stomatitis.
Here we report an outbreak of ulcerative stomatitis in a small herd of 10 Tamworth …