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Pig health
Aggressive skin lesions in pigs
  1. Gareth J. Staton,
  2. Claire Scott and
  3. Roger Blowey
  1. Institute of Infection and Global Health, University of Liverpool, Leahurst Campus, Chester High Road, Neston, Cheshire CH46 6ER
  2. The George Veterinary Group Pig Practice, High Street, Malmesbury, Wiltshire SN16 9AU
  3. Minsterworth, Gloucester GL2 8JG
  1. email: gstaton{at}

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We would like to report a case of an aggressive skin lesion of unknown aetiology in two pigs.

The shedding of large, crusting areas of epidermis was observed, and the underlying dermis was purulent, raw and intensely painful

The affected animals, nine-month-old saddleback gilts, were living in a paddock of approximately 20 animals. Lesions were pyodermic, non-pruritic and primarily localised to the shoulders with lesser degrees of erosion from …

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