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?

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Trueperella pyogenes was isolated from this lung. This bacterium is an opportunistic pathogen causing purulent infections (abscesses) in different parts of the body. The pig was tail bitten earlier but the lesion was healed when the animal died.

Tail biting is an aggressive behaviour in the pig referred as vice. Damage to pigs' tails by pen mates contributes a major loss to the pig industry. Euthanasia is required in severe cases. Treatment is required in less severe cases. However, a number of animal carcasses could be partly or totally condemned in the slaughterhouse as a consequence of multiple abscessation (pyaemia) in different parts of the carcass, such as the lungs in this particular animal.

Week of 29-Nov-2018

Most of the pigs in this pen have dark coloured over the skin. What is the cause of this condition?

Week of 23-Nov-2018

A number of weaners died suddenly within the first 4 weeks post-weaning. All them have oedema of mesocolon at post-mortem examination. What is the most likely cause of this lesion?

Week of 15-Nov-2018

Which pathogen causes this lesion?

Week of 02-Nov-2018

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Week of 25-Oct-2018

A sow is found with skin lacerations in the pen. What is the cause of this condition?

Week of 18-Oct-2018

Many sows have abscesses in the side of the neck. What is the cause of this lesion?

Week of 12-Oct-2018

The whole litter of piglets is trembling and shacking. What is the cause of this condition?

Week of 04-Oct-2018

A carcass is split in half and an abscess is found in the spine and burst. What is the cause of this lesion?

Week of 28-Sep-2018

A number of finishing pigs have ulcerative pododermatitis on the lateral side of their feet which causes lameness. What is the cause of this lesion?