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My / fuzzy haired female pig has been loosing her hair over

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my long/ fuzzy haired female pig has been loosing her hair over the past week. She lives with 2 other girls and a neutered male- happily. Sh's eating well and seems happy, the other pigs are fine.Her skin seems healthy. I have no idea how old she is as she and the others are all rescue pigs. Any ideas to why???
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Pet
Expert:  Anna replied 1 year ago.

Hello and welcome. My name is ***** ***** I'm a biologist with over 40 years experience raising guinea pigs and rabbits. Some additional information about the hair loss may help me figure out what's going on.

Does the hair look a bit like it's been scissored off?

Does it come off in clumps?

Is the loss only on certain parts of her body? Is it symmetrical on both sides of the body?

Thank you.