Week of 15-Dec-2017
There is an outbreak of sudden deaths, inappetence, high fever and cough in pigs from 10 weeks old to slaughter. Inspection of the lungs in the post-mortemed pigs detects necrotising pneumonia in the diaphragmatic lobe and pleurisy. What is the cause?
Glässer’s disease (Haemophilus parasuis) was isolated from this lung with necrotising pneumonia in the diaphragmatic lobe and pleurisy.
It causes polyserositis, arthritis, meningitis and respiratory signs. It is found in the nasal cavity of many pigs. Any stress causes clinical signs from 8 – 12 weeks of age. Pyrexia, anorexia, depression, cough and dyspnea are the most likely clinical signs. This is followed by sudden deaths.
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?