Week of 12-Apr-2019
Which is the most probable cause for the deformation of this ear?
Ear deformed as a consequence of an haematoma. Found in a fattening pig at an abattoir. Ear haematomas are a consequence of traumas due to ear biting, violent shaking of the head due to an intense itching (e.g. mites) or because the pigs have been grabbed by the ears.
Ear haematomas can be seen in several stages: initially, the space between the skin and the cartilage is full of a bloody fluid. Later, that space becomes filled by fibrous tissue. Lastly, there is a skin and cartilage shrinkage, giving place to a deformed ear, such as the one in the picture.
Week of 23-Aug-2019
In a pen of growing pigs that had stopped eating, this kind of feces are seen on the floor, what could be the cause?
Week of 09-Aug-2019
In the slaughterhouse inflammation of the parietal and visceral face of the pericardium was found in a finishing hog. What is the name of this lesion?
Week of 01-Aug-2019
Litters that are 3 days old show vomiting and diarrhea that lasts two or three days, what could be the cause?
Week of 26-Jul-2019
In a pen where fattening pigs stopped eating with loss of body condition, the perianal area is dirty. What can be the cause?