Week of 21-Jul-2017

What is the most likely cause of this condition?

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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?

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?