Week of 13-Apr-2018

The weaner pig on the left is pale when compared with a normal weaner on the right. These pale pigs are slow growing. What is the cause of the problem in this case?

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Eperythrozoon suis was reclassified in 2002 as Mycoplasma suis, but the disease it causes is still known as swine eperythrozoonosis. It is a sporadic disease, usually observed in young, growing pigs, characterized by lethargy, fever, anorexia, anemia and, in severe cases, by jaundice.

Confirmation was made by demonstrating the organism in blood smears stained with Wright-Giemsa stain. The organism was found on the surface of erythrocytes.

Week of 20-Sep-2018

Some gilts and sows have died suddenly during the last few months with no apparent clinical signs of disease. There is haemoperitoneum and splecnomegalia at post-mortem examination. What is the cause of mortality?

Week of 14-Sep-2018

Some finishing pigs are found with swelling of the tails with blood. What is the cause of it?

Week of 07-Sep-2018

A piglet is born alive with 6 legs. What is the cause of this finding?

Week of 31-Aug-2018

A lactating sow is found with widespread raised rhomboid lesions on the skin. What is the most likely cause of this lesion?

Week of 24-Aug-2018

Dead pigs with cyanotic ears and lower and distal parts of the body are found in one room of a flat deck accommodation. Some pigs are alive but dope. What is the cause of this condition?

Week of 17-Aug-2018

A sow is reluctant to walk. At inspection of the foot, a claw is warm, painful and there is a crack. What is this lesion?

Week of 10-Aug-2018

An increase of “humpy-back” pigs from 6 to 8 weeks of age was detected in this unit afecting up to 5% of the feeding herd with irrelevance of the sex. What is the cause of this lesion?

Week of 03-Aug-2018

What is the cause of this lesion?

Week of 27-Jul-2018

There are sudden deaths in sows and finishing pigs. The only lesion detected is in the liver with discoloration, enlargement and full of gass. What is the causative agent of this lesion?