Week of 01-Mar-2019

What is the name of this process?



Correct answer

Fattening pig that died suddenly in which we can see that both the small and the large intestine are full of gas, and that their wall has become red and thinner. This process is called “haemorrhagic intestine syndrome” and it normally happens when the pigs eat a highly fermentable ration, especially in cases of liquid feeding. The possible role of the infection with clostridia as the cause of the syndrome has been ruled out by numerous authors. We must make a differential diagnosis with intestinal torsion, in which only the twisted part of the intestinal will have a red colour. It could also be mistaken with acute haemorrhagic proliferative enteropathy caused by Lawsonia intracellularis, but in these cases, the affected portion of the intestine is the ileum, although in serious cases it can spread towards the jejunum, caecum and part of the colon, and the intestinal wall would thicken.

Week of 15-Mar-2019

This picture is frequently seen at abattoirs. What lesion can we see in this kidney?

Week of 08-Mar-2019

Which lesion patterns are present in this lung?

Week of 22-Feb-2019

What is the name of this lesion?

Week of 19-Feb-2019

What is the possible aetiology of this lesion?

Week of 08-Feb-2019

What could be causing these lesions?

Week of 28-Jan-2019

Which can be the cause for this lesion?

Week of 11-Jan-2019

What is the name of this parasite?

Week of 03-Jan-2019

This image of a cross-section of a pig lung is characteristic of a pneumonia caused by:

Week of 27-Dec-2018

What pathogens are involved?