Poultry

Year 2018 summary

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During 2018 SESC has managed a total of 121 queries. Of these, 13 were solely telematic and the remaining 108 requests corresponded included samples for laboratorial analysis. (more…)

Year 2017 summary

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During 2017 a total of 98 queries have been managed in SESC. Of these, 14 were purely telematic and the remaining 84 requests corresponded to laboratory analysis of samples.
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Year 2016 summary

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During 2016 a total of 83 queries have been managed in SESC. Of these, 11 were purely telematic and the remaining 72 requests corresponded to laboratory analysis of samples.
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Subcutaneous amorphous structures in a chicken carcass

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In a female, two year old, chicken carcass five soft, subcutaneous, dark-brown coloured, amorphous structures of different sizes were observed between the thigh and the abdomen. The nodules presented no adhesions to any other structure. (more…)

Year 2015 summary

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During 2015 a total of 99 queries have been managed in SESC. Of these, 7 were purely telematic and the remaining 92 requests corresponded to laboratory analysis of samples.
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Summer reading material: SESC’s six years follow-up

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A paper has been recently published in the journal Veterinary Pathology (as a commentary) which reviews the first 6 years of operation of SESC, the slaughterhouse support network. (more…)

Múltiple lesions in an organic chicken carcass

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Organic-bred, free range chicken, with cachexia, inflammation at the level of the tarsal joints, scabs on the comb and dermatitis, especially in the dorsal area.
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Gout in a chicken carcass

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In a male, 4 months old, organic chicken carcass an increase in the size of the kidneys was observed, along with pale discolouration and numerous irregular yellowish nodules. (more…)

Fungal dematitis in a chicken carcass

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In a male, 4 months old, organic chicken carcass, irregular plaques were observed in the skin. (more…)

Crusty skin lesions in hens

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In two hen carcases proliferative crusty skin lesions were observed multifocaly distributed across the body surface. Meat inspectors submitted samples to rule out Marek’s disease. (more…)

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