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Bulgarian Jurnal of Animal Husbandry   ISSN 0514-7441
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Exudative epidermitis in pigs / Greasy pig disease
Albena Dimitrova, Simeon Yordanov
Abstract: Exudative epidermitis caused by Staphylococcus hyicus is an acute, sporadic or enzootic disease
in newborn piglets and newly weaned pigs. It is characterized by abundant secretion of the sebaceous
glands of the skin and excoriation of the epidermis, leading to dehydration, necrosis and death of the
affected animals. The spread of the disease in traditional and industrial farms is closely related to the
conditions under which pigs are raised.
The article explains the epizootological features, the pathogenesis, the clinical and pathomorphological
manifestations of the disease in the different forms of the course (peracute, acute, subacute
and chronic). Out of laboratory and laboratory methods of diagnosis are indicated. It is focused on the
possibilities of controlling the disease – such as therapy, metaphylaxis with medicated premixes and
immunoprophylaxis, as well as general measures for prevention and control.
Keywords: control; exudative epidermitis; pigs; Staphylococcus hyicus
Date published: 2022-11-02
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