Week of 10-Mar-2017
How is the texture of these organs?
Lungs present a diffuse reddish discolouration and edematous appearance with "wet" feature, not collapsed when opening the thorax and with a "meaty" appearence of the cut surface. Interlobular interstitial spaces are enlarged. Scant pleural fibrinous effusion can be seen on right organ surface. Morphological diagnosis could be consistant with acute intersitial pneumonia related to viral infection as well as with acute pulmonary edema due to several circulatory and/or nutritional changes.
This pigs comes from a small farrow-to-finish herd (150 sows) where no vaccination program against PRRSV and PCV2 were implemented. Both pathogens were diagnosed, during a mild respiratory outbreak in pigs of about 9 to 12 weeks.
Week of 02-Jun-2017
The following lesion is occasionally seen on the placenta following a normal full term farrowing. What is it and what is its significance?
Week of 26-May-2017
In this confinement stall the slat level is below the passageway and the rear door is tight to the floor. Which of the following comments is true
Week of 19-May-2017
A dry white deposit is evident on the mucosal surface of the vulva of a sow served 25 days previously. What is it and what is its significance?
Week of 12-May-2017
There is an increase in pigs with a swollen mass behind the rear legs, below the anus. It is most frequently located on the side. What is the most likely cause of this lesion?