Week of 28-Apr-2017

What caused the sudden death of this 8 week old weaner?

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Sudden death ocurred in a 8 week old weaner pig. It was in good condition. Post-mortem examination revealed the stomach was in the thorax.

Diaphragmatic hernias in swine occur sporadically, often in a single animal. They are usually congenital or the result of traumatic accidents. Dyspnea is usually associated in the acute cases. The degree of dyspnea may vary from subclinical to incompatible with life, depending on the amount of herniated viscera. If the stomach is herniated, it may bloat and the animal may deteriorate rapidly, as in this case. In chronic cases, systemic signs such as weight loss may be more prominent than respiratory signs.

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?