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I have aan orphan piglet that I am raising He will be two weeks

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I have aan orphan piglet that I am raising He will be two weeks old This Sat.
He has lost all his hair and is now slick skin is dry.
He has had his Iron shot, He had the scours. but is over all that I have him on Nursol formula he eats four oz from 3 to 4 hours with baby rice added.
can youy give me a reason for the hair loss he is very active almost to the point of being over active.
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. C replied 4 years ago.

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If the piglet is acting fine, not scratching or itching, and doesn't have any sore spots on the skin, then the skin is healthy. Some breeds, especially pot bellies, tend to lose all their hair, then grow it back. It is just something they do, sometimes it seems to relate to the weather warming. I have included a link for you to read about.

 

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