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?
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 21-Jun-2018
Spinal chord compression was detected when inspecting this pig carcass. What is the cause of this lesion?
Week of 14-Jun-2018
The unit has an increase of coughing and poor growth rates. What is the most likely cause of this lesion?
Week of 07-Jun-2018
The vet in the slaughterhouse condemns a sow with this skin lesions under welfare grounds and reports the farmer. What is the cause of these lesions?
Week of 01-Jun-2018
Widespread petechiation and congestion of the lung. What is the most likely cause of this lesion?
Week of 24-May-2018
A weaner pig is laying on its side unable to walk, making paddling movements, eyes rolling and with opisthotonus. What is the cause of the problem in this case?
Week of 17-May-2018
A batch of finishing pigs is presented to the slaughterhouse with skin lesions around the perineal area and lower body parts. What is the cause of this lesion?
Week of 10-May-2018
A heavily pregant sow is found in the pen with blood in the vulva. What is the cause of it?
Week of 03-May-2018
A first parity sow is weaned and is lame in the hindleg. There is poor response to treatment with antibiotics and NSAIDS. Separation of the head of the femur has occurred through the growth plate at post-motem. What is the cause of this condition?