Greasy Pig Disease


Grease Pig Disease is caused by a bacterium called Staphylococcus hyicus. This bacterium penetrates the skin and enters through wounds caused by biting or fighting. The first skin changes occur to the head or the legs and the piglets look dirty. Optimum hygiene in all maternity and weaning pens reduces the chance of the disease.

Our hygiene concept can play a major role. The cleaning with enzymes ensures that the biofilm, the protective layer, is broken down. Use oxidative disinfection  to kill bacteria such as staphylococcus hycicus. The use of probiotics (Dominate Liquid) leads to a safe environment in which pathogenic bacteria are less likely to multiply. This allows the infection pressure to remain low and piglets are less likely to become infected.