Week of 21-Jul-2017
What is the most likely cause of this condition?
The condition is a Progressive Atrophic Rhinitis (PAR). This pig is sneezing. It has tear staining and the upper jaw is displaced giving a look of a funny nose. It is caused by particular strains of Pasteurella multocida, which live in the respiratory tract of the pig. The strains causing PAR produce a powerful toxin, the dermonecrotoxin, which is responsible for the changes seen in the disease.
The farm buys replacement gilts. There are not quarantine/isolation facilities. The unit is overstocked.
Week of 07-Aug-2017
What is the most likey cause of the lesion seen in a single 10 day old piglet on an outdoor pig unit in January?
Week of 31-Jul-2017
A first parity weaned sow can not hold her weight. It shows poor response to antibiotics and NSAIDS. What is the most likely cause of this lesion?
Week of 14-Jul-2017
There is a disease outbreak with sudden deaths, inappetence, high fever and difficult breathing in pigs from 15 weeks until slaughter. The slaughterhouse inspection shows lungs like those in the image. What is the most likely cause?
Week of 07-Jul-2017
There is an arthritis and skin lesion associated increase in condemnation rates at the slaughterhouse. What is the most likely cause of this problem?
Week of 30-Jun-2017
This is a 7 day old piglet that was born with this condition on the skin. What is the most likely cause of this lesion?