Week of 01-Dec-2017
Piglets are born with a swollen and reddish vulva. What is the most likely cause of this lesion?
Zearalenone is a toxin produce by the fungus Fusarium spp. It causes infertility, anoestrus, rectal prolapse and pseudopregnancy in sows. In this unit, sows were fed a diet contaminated with zearalenone and female piglets were born with vulvovaginitis. Diagnosis was confirmed by analysing the diet and collecting bile from the gall bladder for mycotoxins.
Week of 16-Mar-2018
This gilt is pale and has a bloody diarrhoea. What is the cause of this condition?
Week of 09-Mar-2018
Multiple lung abscessation (Pyaemia) is detected when doing a post-mortem in a finishing pig. What is the cause of this lesion?
Week of 02-Mar-2018
There is an increase of regular and irregular returns in the breeding herd accompanied by abortions, stillborns and mummified piglets. All parities are affected. What is the cause of abortion in this picture?
Week of 23-Feb-2018
Sudden death in 6 – 8 weeks old weaner pigs. Carcasses are pale. There is haemorrhagic abdominal fluid with clotted blood strands and hepatic rupture. Excess of fluid in the thorax. Heart and muscles are pale. What is the most likely cause?
Week of 16-Feb-2018
This pig had a good body condition, was anaemic and died suddenly. The intestinal content is dark black. What is the most likely cause?
Week of 09-Feb-2018
This sow has reddening of skin and considerable pain. What is the most likely cause of this lesion?
Week of 02-Feb-2018
This pig had a good body condition, was anaemic and died suddenly. The stomach had a dark black content inside.
Week of 26-Jan-2018
Necrotic lesions in the feet of a weaner pig. What is the most likely cause of this lesion?