Week of 10-Mar-2017

How is the texture of these organs?

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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 21-Jun-2018

Spinal chord compression was detected when inspecting this pig carcass. What is the cause of this lesion?

Week of 14-Jun-2018

The unit has an increase of coughing and poor growth rates. What is the most likely cause of this lesion?

Week of 07-Jun-2018

The vet in the slaughterhouse condemns a sow with this skin lesions under welfare grounds and reports the farmer. What is the cause of these lesions?

Week of 01-Jun-2018

Widespread petechiation and congestion of the lung. What is the most likely cause of this lesion?

Week of 24-May-2018

A weaner pig is laying on its side unable to walk, making paddling movements, eyes rolling and with opisthotonus. What is the cause of the problem in this case?

Week of 17-May-2018

A batch of finishing pigs is presented to the slaughterhouse with skin lesions around the perineal area and lower body parts. What is the cause of this lesion?

Week of 10-May-2018

A heavily pregant sow is found in the pen with blood in the vulva. What is the cause of it?

Week of 03-May-2018

A first parity sow is weaned and is lame in the hindleg. There is poor response to treatment with antibiotics and NSAIDS. Separation of the head of the femur has occurred through the growth plate at post-motem. What is the cause of this condition?

Week of 27-Apr-2018

Pigs around 15 weeks old develop purple patches over the hindquarters extending to all over the body. Mortality is high. What is the cause of this lesion?