This photograph is from the mouth of a pig. It is difficult to orient, but there are a couple of teeth toward 4:00 o'clock. The snout is at 11:00 o'clock and the tongue is in the middle. I would like to assume that the shiny white area on the tongue and perhaps the paler patches on the margin of the tongue toward the snout are flaps of mucosa that have become loosened.
Do you think this pig might have pemphigus? Why not?
He actually might have, but more likely this pig suffers from an infectious disease.
What are the diseases that might create this lesion in the pig? Would you like to look elsewhere in this pig? I think it would be a good idea.
How would you discriminate between the diseases on your list of possibilities by looking at this pig?