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Greasy Skin

(464) This is a condition that in the initial stages can look like greasy pig disease but is seen only in the growing pig or the sow. The skin, particularly behind the ears, eyes (Fig.10-14) between the elbow and body and the inner parts of the legs, contains a thick brown greasy material. It occasionally may involve the whole of the pig. Unlike greasy pig disease it has little if any generalised affect. It is usually of no consequence.

Note the thick brown waxy deposits behind the sow's ear and beneath the eye.

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