black sticky belly !!

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dawn45
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black sticky belly !!

Post by dawn45 » Sat Jul 16, 2011 8:22 pm

Hi i am new to keeping kunekunes and my 4month old has like a black sticky tar mostly under his belly he also some on his eye lids, he seems happy and healthy does anyone know what it could be, nothing around his living area looks like it !!!

Di
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Post by Di » Mon Jul 18, 2011 3:14 pm

I had a young piglet a few years ago with this and the vet said it was Marmite disease. Its a bacterial thing and causes the skin to crack. If the bacteria gets into the blood system its fatal as it was with my piglet (but it was only about 6 weeks old).

Antibiotics were needed plus bathing in a solution from the vet.

I would give him a ring.

Di

Stanfield
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Post by Stanfield » Mon Jul 18, 2011 7:46 pm

Could also be Greasy Pig disease, sounds like Marmite disease. I would also say to get this checked out as it is easier to treat if caught early.

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