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 19-Jan-2018
Some pigs have swollen ears and walk with their heads tilted to one side. What is the most likely cause of this lesion?
Week of 12-Jan-2018
There is scour, ill thrift and high mortality during the first 4 weeks post-weaning. All post-mortemed pigs had the same gross lesions, as the one seen in the picture. What is the most likely cause of this lesion?
Week of 05-Jan-2018
Small intestine opened during a routine check in the slaughterhouse: what can we see?
Week of 29-Dec-2017
This pig has a mass protruding from behing. What is the most likely cause of this lesion?
Week of 22-Dec-2017
Sucking pigs develop swollen joint in the legs from 3 weeks of age. What is the most likely cause of this lesion?
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?
Week of 08-Dec-2017
There is an increase in subcutaneous haemorrhages and bruises in the skin of piglets from 7 days of age, after being born normal. Mortality was high after few days of developing the clinical signs. What is the most likely cause of this lesion?
Week of 01-Dec-2017
Piglets are born with a swollen and reddish vulva. What is the most likely cause of this lesion?