Staphylococcus hyicus is a Gram positive member of the bacterial genus Staphylococcus consisting of clustered cocci. Originally isolated from skin infections in pigs and named Micrococcus hyicus, the species was moved to its present genus on the basis of phenotypic similarities.
S. hyicus is a known animal pathogen. It causes skin disease in cattle, horses, and pigs. Most notably, it is the agent that causes exudative dermatitis, also known as greasy pig disease, in piglets.
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- Merck Veterinary Manual: Exudative Epidermitis (Greasy pig disease) - http://www.merckvetmanual.com/mvm/index.jsp?cfile=htm/bc/70700.htm
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