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?
Streptococcus suis serotype 2 was isolated from this joint.
The cause of joint ill is bacterial infection of the piglet, pre-weaning. The majority of cases are caused by opportunist infection from the environment with, for example, E. coli, Staphylococci and Streptococci. There are specific infectious agents that can produce outbreaks of joint ill (and meningitis) like in this case.
Week of 03-Jan-2019
This image of a cross-section of a pig lung is characteristic of a pneumonia caused by:
Week of 29-Nov-2018
Most of the pigs in this pen have dark coloured over the skin. What is the cause of this condition?
Week of 23-Nov-2018
A number of weaners died suddenly within the first 4 weeks post-weaning. All them have oedema of mesocolon at post-mortem examination. What is the most likely cause of this lesion?