Week of 23-Jun-2017
This lesion is caused by:
Multifocal, slightly raised and hyperaemic lesions with 0.5 to 2 cm in diameter widespread all over the carcass caused by midges bites (Culicoides obsoletus). Pruritic discomfort was detected in live animals. Sows and pigs were affected.
Reports of biting midges in pigs are rare in the literature. The importance of parasitic arthropods to pig production depends of the geographical location and the production system used. The direct economic impact of biting midges on pig production has not been studied. Skin blemishes from insect bites at slaughter may lead to unnecessary trimming or even condemnation, as seen in this case.
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?
Week of 02-Jun-2017
The following lesion is occasionally seen on the placenta following a normal full term farrowing. What is it and what is its significance?
Week of 26-May-2017
In this confinement stall the slat level is below the passageway and the rear door is tight to the floor. Which of the following comments is true