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?
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 15-Mar-2019
This picture is frequently seen at abattoirs. What lesion can we see in this kidney?