Crawling bugs on a pot-bellied pig
A 1-year-old, free-range, pot-bellied gilt on a farm in southern Georgia presented with pruritus. The owner noted "bugs" crawling on the pig skin.
Haematopinus suis is the only louse species found on swine. Since this louse is a large species which can reach 6 mm in length, and it is easily detectable by gross examination. Infestations tend to be more severe during colder months.
Many thanks for a case with nice photos and move to Dr. Susan E. Little, Oklahoma State University & Dr. Kelsey Paras, University of Georgia.
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