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Prepucial Ulceration

This is occasionally seen in outdoor boars and may become a problem in groups of boars. It appears to spread slowly.


  • The skin around the prepucial opening is red, inflamed and ulcerated and is clearly evident when the boar is still.
  • Blood may be seen on the skin and around the prepuce.

Causes / Contributing factors

    The cause is unknown but it may be initiated by:

  • Trauma.
  • Viral or bacterial infections.
  • Contact dermatitis.


This is by the clinical signs.

Further Reading

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