Week of 23-Jun-2017

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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 22-Sep-2017

What is the likely cause of this lesion seen in >10% of lungs in slaughter pigs each week from a breeder feeder farm?

Week of 15-Sep-2017

The ulcer shown is in the preputial diverticulum of an adult boar culled due to persistent haemorrhage in the ejaculate. What is the likely cause?

Week of 08-Sep-2017

This non-fatal scour is seen in piglets from 10 days of age. What is the most likely primary cause?

Week of 01-Sep-2017

Which infectious disease is the most likely cause of the haemorrhages visible on the serosal surfaces of this growing pig which was found dead?

Week of 25-Aug-2017

What is the cause of the liver lesion in this heavily pregnant sow found dead?

Week of 21-Aug-2017

Is there anything strange about any of the pigs in the photo?

Week of 11-Aug-2017

This 6-week-old pig has non-pruritic lesions on the skin. What can it be?

Week of 07-Aug-2017

What is the most likey cause of the lesion seen in a single 10 day old piglet on an outdoor pig unit in January?

Week of 31-Jul-2017

A first parity weaned sow can not hold her weight. It shows poor response to antibiotics and NSAIDS. What is the most likely cause of this lesion?