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 18-Oct-2018

Many sows have abscesses in the side of the neck. What is the cause of this lesion?

Week of 12-Oct-2018

The whole litter of piglets is trembling and shacking. What is the cause of this condition?

Week of 04-Oct-2018

A carcass is split in half and an abscess is found in the spine and burst. What is the cause of this lesion?

Week of 28-Sep-2018

A number of finishing pigs have ulcerative pododermatitis on the lateral side of their feet which causes lameness. What is the cause of this lesion?

Week of 20-Sep-2018

Some gilts and sows have died suddenly during the last few months with no apparent clinical signs of disease. There is haemoperitoneum and splecnomegalia at post-mortem examination. What is the cause of mortality?

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?