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 14-Jul-2017

There is a disease outbreak with sudden deaths, inappetence, high fever and difficult breathing in pigs from 15 weeks until slaughter. The slaughterhouse inspection shows lungs like those in the image. What is the most likely cause?

Week of 07-Jul-2017

There is an arthritis and skin lesion associated increase in condemnation rates at the slaughterhouse. What is the most likely cause of this problem?

Week of 30-Jun-2017

This is a 7 day old piglet that was born with this condition on the skin. What is the most likely cause of this lesion?

Week of 23-Jun-2017

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Week of 16-Jun-2017

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Week of 09-Jun-2017

This piglet is lethargic and non-pruritic. What is the cause of this condition?

Week of 02-Jun-2017

The following lesion is occasionally seen on the placenta following a normal full term farrowing. What is it and what is its significance?

Week of 26-May-2017

In this confinement stall the slat level is below the passageway and the rear door is tight to the floor. Which of the following comments is true

Week of 19-May-2017

A dry white deposit is evident on the mucosal surface of the vulva of a sow served 25 days previously. What is it and what is its significance?