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?

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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 06-Jul-2018

There is blood stain in the costocondral area affecting the pleura. What is the cause of this lesion?

Week of 28-Jun-2018

This sow has a mass protruding from behind. What is the most likely cause of this lesion?

Week of 21-Jun-2018

Spinal chord compression was detected when inspecting this pig carcass. What is the cause of this lesion?

Week of 14-Jun-2018

The unit has an increase of coughing and poor growth rates. What is the most likely cause of this lesion?

Week of 07-Jun-2018

The vet in the slaughterhouse condemns a sow with this skin lesions under welfare grounds and reports the farmer. What is the cause of these lesions?

Week of 01-Jun-2018

Widespread petechiation and congestion of the lung. What is the most likely cause of this lesion?

Week of 24-May-2018

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Week of 17-May-2018

A batch of finishing pigs is presented to the slaughterhouse with skin lesions around the perineal area and lower body parts. What is the cause of this lesion?

Week of 10-May-2018

A heavily pregant sow is found in the pen with blood in the vulva. What is the cause of it?