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Disease Epidermitis, Exudative, of Swine

Name Epidermitis, Exudative, of Swine
Synonyms Disease, Greasy Pig | Epidermitis, Exudative of Swine | Exudative Dermatitis of Swine | Greasy Pig Disease | Swine Exudative Dermatitides | Swine Exudative Dermatitis
Definition An acute generalized dermatitis of pigs which occurs from 5 to 35 days of age, characterized by sudden onset, with morbidity of 10 to 90% and mortality of 5 to 90%. The lesions are caused by Staphylococcus hyos but the bacterial agent is unable to penetrate the intact skin. Abrasions on the feet and legs or lacerations on the body frequently precede infection. In acute cases, a vesicular-type virus may be the predisposing factor. The causative organism is inhibited by most antibiotics. (Merck Veterinary Manual, 5th ed)
Categories Animal disease
MeSH® ID D004818

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DiseasesAnimal Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Swine Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Epidermitis, Exudative, of Swine

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