Week of 27-Oct-2017

This is a newly born piglet that cannot stand on its feet for walking. What is the most likely cause of this lesion?

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Splay leg is a condition where the newborn piglet is unable to hold the back and/or front legs together. The mobility of the piglet is impaired which makes teat access difficult. It is caused by immaturity of the muscle fibres in the hind legs, over the pelvis, and occasionally in the front legs. The condition is exaggerated when piglets stand on very smooth or wet slippery floors. Mortality rate is high due to starvation or crushing, because the pig cannot move away from the sow.

Week of 14-Sep-2018

Some finishing pigs are found with swelling of the tails with blood. What is the cause of it?

Week of 07-Sep-2018

A piglet is born alive with 6 legs. What is the cause of this finding?

Week of 31-Aug-2018

A lactating sow is found with widespread raised rhomboid lesions on the skin. What is the most likely cause of this lesion?

Week of 24-Aug-2018

Dead pigs with cyanotic ears and lower and distal parts of the body are found in one room of a flat deck accommodation. Some pigs are alive but dope. What is the cause of this condition?

Week of 17-Aug-2018

A sow is reluctant to walk. At inspection of the foot, a claw is warm, painful and there is a crack. What is this lesion?

Week of 10-Aug-2018

An increase of “humpy-back” pigs from 6 to 8 weeks of age was detected in this unit afecting up to 5% of the feeding herd with irrelevance of the sex. What is the cause of this lesion?

Week of 03-Aug-2018

What is the cause of this lesion?

Week of 27-Jul-2018

There are sudden deaths in sows and finishing pigs. The only lesion detected is in the liver with discoloration, enlargement and full of gass. What is the causative agent of this lesion?

Week of 19-Jul-2018

Many piglets in different litters show erythema in the skin. What is the cause of this condition?