Week of 11-Jan-2019
What is the name of this parasite?
The photo shows the small intestine of a pig slaughtered in an abattoir whose wall had a very hard consistency at some places. We can see many whitish spots on the surface of the liver. When opening the gut portions with a hard consistency, several worms appeared, some of them exceeding 20 cm of length. It is Ascaris suum, and the liver spots are called 'milk spots', and they are caused by the migration of this parasite's larvae.
Week of 03-Jan-2019
This image of a cross-section of a pig lung is characteristic of a pneumonia caused by:
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 25-Oct-2018
A sow is found with skin lacerations in the pen. What is the cause of this condition?