Hair Loss (Alopecia)

 

Signs/symptoms: General or patchy loss of hair, skin appears normal without dandruff, may be seen in pregnant sows


Causes: Unknown: posibbly vitamin C deficiency, possibly dietary deficiency or parasites


Treatment:

1. Feed a nutritionally balanced diet

2. Be certain animal is getting enough vitamin C (minimum 16 milligrams per kilogram weight daily, slightly more if stressed)

3. See "Mites"