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 13-Jul-2018
Sudden dead is described in growing pigs. There are no other post-mortem findings other than valvular endocarditis. What is the cause of this lesion?
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
A weaner pig is laying on its side unable to walk, making paddling movements, eyes rolling and with opisthotonus. What is the cause of the problem in this case?